FESS FAMILY

Henry's Son
Simeon Davison Fess
( 1861-1936 )

Simeon's
Brothers & Sisters
William
Jacob
Elizabeth
Levi
James Marion
Charles L.
Minta

Simeon's Children

Hamilton Lehr 
Lowell Thomas 
Charles Sumner 

Simeon's
Grandchildren

Theodore Davis Fess  Dorothy Fess
Hamilton Fess
Thomas Simeon  Fess
Lorrie Fess Jackson


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Henry's son,

Born December 11, 1861 on a farm in Harrod, Ohio
     married Eva Candice Thomas in 1890
     had three sons:
            Hamilton Lehr
1891-1965
            Lowell Thomas
1895-1971
            Charles Sumner
1897-1955
BA in 1889 from Ohio Northern in Ada, Ohio
Professor American History at Northern until 1896
Law degree from Ohio Northern in 1894
Dean of Law School from 1896 to 1900
Vice-president of the University from 1900 to 1902
President Antioch College in Yellow Springs in 1907
Elected U. S. Congress in 1912, 6th Ohio district
Elected to the U.S. Senate from Ohio in 1922
    A staunch prohibitionist, he worked for women's
    suffrage, child-labor laws, workman's comp.
    minimum wage legislation and other reforms.

  Simeon Davison Fess
U.S. Senator from Ohio
Official Photo  in
Library of Congress

  Simeon Davison Fess
of Ohio in 1920
U. S. Representative
from Ohio from 1913-1923
Photo in Chicago, Illinois

  Simeon's wife
Eva Candice Thomas


FACTOID

Simeon D. Fess was Chairman
of the Republican National
Congressional
Committee
1918-1922

Chairman of the
Republican National
Committee
1930-1932

  Simeon Fess's three sons
l to r - Lowell Thomas,
Charles Sumner, Hamilton Lehr, .
Photo courtesy Lowell's daughter,
Lorrie Fess Jackson

  Simeon Davison Fess
Photo of a painting in the '30s
Photo courtesy Simeon's
great grandson, Gregory Fess

  Simeon Davison Fess
relaxing with his dog
photo about 1920


FACTOID


     Simeon D. Fess's son, Lowell Thomas was elected to the Ohio State Senate for five terms.

      His son, Hamilton Lehr was elected to the Sixth Ohio District Court of Appeals.
      He is remembered by many attorneys as he wrote a four volume treatise "Ohio Instructions to Juries."
      His son, Hamilton added the middle name "Lehr," according to his daughter, Claire.

     Simeon's father, Henry, died when Simeon was four years old and Simeon was raised by his older sister, Elizabeth, "Lizzie" Brown.

Yellow Springs Gravesite
Simeon Davison Fess
granddaughter,
Lorrie Fess Jackson

Simeon D. Fess
at home on the farm
photo around 1900

  Hamilton Lehr Fess
Youngest child of Lehr Fess
Bride Josephine Mary Maddox
June 4, 1944 in England

Simeon's great granddaughter
Claire Martha Fess
At her father, Hamilton's grave


LINKS           INDEX PAGE

Simeon's siblings  William   

Jacob    Elizabeth    Levi   

James Marion    Charles L.   Minta

Simeon's great grandson
Gregory Hamilton Fess
Photo   -  in Spain at the
"Running of the Bulls"

Simeon's great grandson
Gregory Hamilton Fess
General Counsel,
Brookhaven National
Laboratories
J.D., Georgetown University
Born in London
November 6, 1945

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Simeon's great granddaughter
Claire Martha Fess at home
portrait of Simeon above chair