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    L. H. McCONNELL, president of the Board of Public Safety of Troy, Ohio, is superintendent of the McKinnon Dash Company and one of the substantial business men of the city. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1859, and has been a resident of Troy since 1895. Mr. McConnell was reared and educated in his native city, but after leaving school moved from St. Louis to Menominee, Wisconsin, where he engaged in general merchandising for a period of three years. He then returned to St. Louis and for a time dealt in heavy hardware. and wagon and carriage materials. He next engaged in the manufacture of carriages for eight years, at the end of which time he moved to Columbus, Ohio, and formed a connection with the McKinnon Dash Company. He remained there three years and in 1895 came to Troy and superintended the construction of the plant of the McKinnon Dash Company at this place. He has been in charge of this concern ever since and has won high rank among the business men of the city. He served several terms as a member of the City Council and is at present president of the Board of Public Safety.

    In 1893 Mr. McConnell was married at Columbus, Ohio, to Miss Josephine V. Doherty, of St. Louis. He is a prominent member of the Masonic Order, and belongs to the Knights Templar. Religiously, Mr. and Mrs. McConnell are attendants of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she is a member.

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