Cyrus Locher

Cyrus Locher
United States Senator
from Ohio
In office
April 5, 1928  December 14, 1928
Preceded by Frank B. Willis
Succeeded by Theodore E. Burton
Personal details
Born (1878-03-08)March 8, 1878
Putnam County, Ohio
Died August 17, 1929(1929-08-17) (aged 51)
Cleveland, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Alma mater
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Cyrus Locher (March 8, 1878  August 17, 1929) was a Democratic politician from Ohio. He served in the U.S. Senate.

He graduated from high school at Pandora, Ohio, and from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1903, when he gave the commencement oration. He was later that year named superintendent of schools at Woodsfield, Ohio.[1] He graduated from Western Reserve University Law School. He also studied briefly at the University of Michigan.

Locher served in various capacities as a prosecutor and public solicitor, as well as law professor in Cleveland, Ohio during the 1910s and 1920s. He was appointed to the U.S. Senate on April 5, 1928 upon the death of Senator Frank B. Willis. Locher served until December 14, 1928, having lost a bid for the nomination in a special election to fill the remainder of Willis's term.

His nephew, Ralph S. Locher, would serve as both the mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1962–67, and as an Ohio Supreme Court Justice for two terms between 1977-89.


  1. Burns, James J (1905). Educational History of Ohio, etc. Historical Publishing Company. p. 689.
United States Senate
Preceded by
Frank B. Willis
United States Senator (Class 3) from Ohio
Succeeded by
Theodore E. Burton
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