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LUTHER DAY (July 9, 1813 – March 8, 1885) was a Republican politician in the U.S. State of Ohio
Ohio
who was in the Ohio Senate and a judge on the Ohio
Ohio
Supreme Court 1865–1875.

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* 1 Life and career * 2 Further reading * 3 References * 4 External links

LIFE AND CAREER

Day was born at Granville , Washington County, New York
Washington County, New York
, and attended common schools. His father died when Luther was twelve, and he worked until age twenty to support the family at a farm and sawmill. In 1835, he entered Middlebury College in Vermont
Vermont
, and studied for three years. He moved to Ravenna , Portage County, Ohio
Ohio
, studied law under Rufus P. Spalding , and was admitted to the bar October 8, 1840.

In 1843, Day was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Portage County, but moved to Akron in 1845 for about a year. On July 24, 1845, Day married Rufus Spalding's daughter, Emily Swift Spalding. Back in Ravenna, he was elected Prosecutor again in 1849. In 1850, he was an unsuccessful Democratic Party candidate for the United States House of Representatives . In 1851 he was elected Common Pleas Judge and served two terms.

April 10, 1852, Mrs. Day died, and Day remarried April 26, 1854 to Ellen I. Barnes of Lanesboro, Massachusetts . His second term on the court expired in 1857, and he returned to private practice.

When the American Civil War
American Civil War
started, Day became a Republican. He was appointed Judge Advocate General by Governor Tod . In 1863, he was elected to the Ohio Senate for the 56th General Assembly, but resigned in 1864.

Day resigned his Senate seat because he was elected a judge on the Ohio
Ohio
Supreme Court in 1864. He was re-elected in 1869, but failed at the polls in 1874. In 1875, Governor Allen appointed him member of the Commission to revise the statutes of the State, and he resigned that position when appointed by Governor Hayes to the Supreme Court Commission of