Monday, May 10, 2010

John Greiner

The Marietta Times, May 13, 1869

We had a call, last Saturday, from John Greiner, of Zanesville.  Thirty years ago, Mr. Greiner was a resident of Marietta, and followed the calling of a painter.  In 1840, he attracted notice by the humorous and witty songs which he composed for the Whigs in the memorable presidential canvass of that year.  These, in a little while, gave him a reputation over all the country.  The Whigs, in 1845, elected him State Librarian, and this office he held until 1852, when Judge Hayward succeeded him.  Since that time, Mr. Greiner has been mostly engaged in journalism.

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