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Aaron Sherman Watkins


"Aaron S. Watkins was born at Rushsylvania, Ohio, November 29, 1863. After attending the public school he became a student at the Ohio Northern University, from which he graduated in 1886. Three years later he was admitted to the bar; in 1902 Taylor University, Upland, Indiana, conferred upon him the LL.D. In 1893 he became a Methodist minister and served several pastorates in Northern Ohio. From 1907 to 1909 he occupied the chair of Literature at his Alma Mater. Resigning this position he accepted the Presidency of the college at Wilmore, Ky. Dr. Watkins was the Prohibition candidate for Vice Presidency in 1908. In 1905 he was the Prohibition nominee for Governor of Ohio."

[C.L. Martzoloff (ed.), Poems on Ohio 210-211, at 210 (Columbus, Ohio: F.J. Heer Printing Co., 1911)(including the poem, "Ohio")]

Aaron Watkins