Since 1911 a resident of new Philadelphia, Doctor Coleman has earned many distinctions as an able physician and surgeon and as a popular and progressive citizen, and he held the rank of major for service as a medical officer during the World war, being stationed on duty in the Hawaiian Islands.

Doctor Coleman was born at Springboro, Warren County, Ohio, July 19, 1886, son of Louis F. and Mira (Maltbie) Coleman, who were also born and reared in Warren County. His grandfather, Asa Coleman, was a native of the same county, and married Miss Coulson. Mira Maltbie was a daughter of Arthur and Nancy J. (Moses) Maltbie. In lineage the Colemans are of Welsh and English and Irish extraction, the Coulsons of English, the Maltbie and Moses families of old New Jersey stock, probably English. All these families have been in America since before the Revolutionary war. Doctor Coleman's father is now past seventy-two years of age, and has given his active life to educational work.

The only child of his parents, Harrison Arthur Coleman grew up at Springboro, graduated from the high school there, and then entered Ohio Wesleyan University, where he took his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1906. The Master of Arts degree was awarded him by Ohio Wesleyan in 1910, the same year that he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Western Reserve University at Cleveland. Doctor Coleman in 1911 located at new Philadelphia. While engaged in the general practice of medicine and surgery his talents have proved most effective as a surgeon. He is a member of the medical staff of the hospital of New Philadelphia, and is a member of the Tuscarawas County, Ohio State and American Medical Associations.

Doctor Coleman was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps, and on May 31, 1917, was called to active duty being sent to the Hawaiian Islands. He reported at Honolulu for garrison duty, and was stationed at the Schofield barracks from June 5, 1917, until the latter part of May 1919. He was promoted to captain, and for the last seventeen months of his service held the rank of major. Doctor Coleman was in the service for two years, and on getting his honorable discharge returned to New Philadelphia and resumed private practice. He is a member of the American Legion, is a Knights Templar Mason, belongs to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Kiwanis Club, the Methodist Episcopal Church, and a lieutenant colonel in the Medical Reserve Corps of the United States Army. Doctor Coleman has served on the City Council of New Philadelphia, and is a republican in politics. He is a director in the Canton Brick and Fireproofing Company.

In 1912 he married Miss Margaret E. Campbell, a native of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Their two children are Robert L. and Norman A.



History of Ohio, The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925, Volume V