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George Washington Rightmire

George Washington Rightmire
George Washington Rigthtmire, 1932

6th president (March 1926 – July 1, 1938)
Born: November 15, 1868 
Died: December 23, 1952

A native of Center Furnace in Lawrence County, Ohio, George Rightmire graduated from The Ohio State University in 1895 and taught at Columbus North High School for seven years. He studied law and practiced patent law, trademark law, and copyright law in Columbus from 1904-1919. He started as an instructor in the College of Law, later became full professor, and in 1908-09 was acting dean of the law school.

Updated June 2013.