John C. Gorman
John C. Gorman, now serving as postmaster at Ironton, Ohio, under appointment from President Wilson, was born in Bulger, Pennsylvania, October 31, 1871. His parents moved to Steubenville, Ohio, when he was but two years old, and Mr. Gorman received his education in that city having attended the St. Peter's parochial school until the age of sixteen. His first practical business experience was in the moulder's trade in which he served an apprenticeship and was a journeyman worker for seven years.
Mr. Gorman came to Ironton in 1893 having accepted a position with the daily and semi-weckly Irontonian of which his brother, the late James I. Gorman, was owner and editor. Mr. Gorman was married June 9, 1899, to Miss Mary A. Smith of Ironton, and they are the parents of four bright and interesting children: Joseph M., Mary A., Rosellen, and John, Jr. Mr. Gorman and family are members of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
Since coming to Ironton, Mr. Gorman has always taken an active interest in the city of his adoption, and an untiring worker in the advancement of democratic principles. His appointment as postmaster of the City of Ironton is evidence of the confidence and good will of his fellowmen and also his worth as a good citizen.
From "A Standing History of the Hanging Rock Iron Region of Ohio" by Eugene B. Willard, Daniel W. Williams, George O. Newman and Charles B. Taylor. Published by Lewis Publishing Company, 1916