Frank Hunt Hurd was born in Mount Vernon,  December 25,  1841; graduated at Kenyon College in 1858.  He studied law,  was elected Prosecuting Attorney in 1863,  and State Senator in 1866.  In 1867 he removed to Toledo,  and was elected to Congress as a Democrat in 1874; served one term and was defeated for re-election in 1876;  was re-elected in 1878 and 1882,  but defeated in 1880 and 1886.  Mr. Hurd is widely known as an earnest advocate of free-trade doctrines.  He is the author of "Ohio Criminal Code of Procedure,"  and other law works.


Historical Collections of Ohio, by Henry Howe LL.D.