Paul H. Stoutt, editor and manager of the Uhrichsville Chronicle, one of the well ordered newspapers of Tuscarawas County, is well upholding the journalistic honors of the family name, his father, the late William Henry Stoutt, having been one of the prominent figures in Ohio newspaper circles for many years, as may be seen by reference to the immediately preceding memoir.

Paul H. Stoutt was born at Uhrichsville, August 27, 1890, and in the public schools of his native city he continued his studies until his graduation from high school. He then became a reporter for the Uhrichsville Chronicle, later being advanced to the position of city editor, and since the death of his honored father, who was the owner and publisher of the Chronicle, he has been editor and manager. He maintains the Chronicle at a high standard, and is one of the representative young newspaper men of his native state.

Mr. Stoutt is an active and influential figure in the local councils and campaign service of the republican party, and under the commission form of municipal government in Uhrichsville he served two years as safety director, as the first incumbent of this office. In the city election of 1923 he was the republican candidate for the office of mayor, and though he was defeated he polled the largest republican vote in the history of the city. He is serving in 1924 as exalted ruler of Uhrichsville Lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, is affiliated also with the Masonic fraternity, and he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in their home city.

The year 1912 recorded the marriage of Mr. Stoutt and Miss Mary Templeton, of Columbus, Ohio, and the one child of this union is Paul H., Jr.

 

 

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