J. GUY O'DONNELL
J. GUY O'DONNELL, city solicitor of Covington, and senior member of the well known law firm of O'Donnell and Billingsley, with offices at Covington and Versailles, Ohio, has been a resident of the former city since 1887. He was born in Mt. Gilead, Morrow County, Ohio, April 28, 1875, and is a son of James and Mary (Williams) O'Donnell. He was but two and a half years of age when his father died, he being a marble cutter by trade.
J. Guy O'Donnell was reared in Morrow County, Ohio, and there attended the public schools. In 1887 he moved with his mother to Covington, Miami County, Ohio, and was there graduated from the high school in 1893. He read law under the preceptorship of Hon. W. C. Johnston of Piqua, and was admitted to the bar of Miami County in October, 1896; he was admitted to practice in the Federal courts on May 4, 1899. Mr. O'Donnell opened his office for practice in Covington, January 15, 1897, and has since continued here with a high degree of success. July 1, 1902, be, formed a partnership with Thomas Billingsley, who has had charge of the Versailles office of the firm and is city solicitor of that city. They have an extensive practice, and in addition do a very large fire insurance business. Mr. O'Donnell first served a two-year term as city solicitor, from 1897 until 1899, and since 1902 has served continuously in that office . He was united in marriage with Miss Emma Colbert, a daughter of Peter S. Colbert of Covington, and they have two children, J. Guy, Jr., and Roger C. Fraternally, the subject of this record is a member of the Elks at Piqua, of which, he is a past exalted ruler; Improved Order of Redman; and the Ancient and Honorable Order of Gobblers. He has filled all the chairs of these lodges.
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