Allen County Leaders

These individuals are recognized for their leadership in improving daily life in Allen County, inspiring its people, and shaping the county into what we know it as today.

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(1889-1936)

Esteemed community doctor,  social activist, and namesake behind the Bradfield Community Center

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(1857-1933)

Leading Suffragette, Temperance advocate, and President of the League of Women Voters

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(1829-1904)

Discovered oil in Lima, brought electricity to the city and supported the arts and community 

(1889-1942)

Dedicated Resturanteur and Community member

Hon. James Mackenzie

 (7/14/1814- 5/10/1901)

An expansive career Lawyer, political activist, Judge, and Newspaper Editor

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(1889-1942)

Area restaurateur, vaudeville performer and dedicated community member

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(1814-1901)

Soldier, lawyer, political activist, teacher, newspaper editor, and judge

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(1918-1992)

Broadcaster in both radio and television, and community charity organizer

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(1922-2020)

Active in civic work in area churches and county organizations, and Head Start teacher

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(1772-1855)

Founding Father of Allen County

These individuals are recognized for their leadership in improving daily life in Allen County, inspiring its people, and shaping the county into what we know it as today.