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Past Sheriffs

 James Ewing

1820-1823 

 Amons A. Williams

 1823-1828

 David Witter

1828-1832 

 Calvin Winget

1832-1836 

 Ransom Clark

1836-1840 

 William W. Steele

 1840-1844

 William M. Robinson

1844-1846 

 Philip Snider

1846-1850 

 William C. Malin

1850-1854 

 William H. Robb

 1854-1858

 Abraham Wiley

1858-1860 

 Philip Snider

1860-1862 

 Chas M. Robinson

1862-1864 

 Jas B. Whelpley

1864-1868 

 Robert Sharp

1868-1872 

 John C. Price

1872-1876 

 Justus J. Miller

1876-1880 

 John Hobensock

1880-1884 

 Marion Hopkins

 1884-1888

 Thomas Martin

1888-1892

 William Snodgrass

1892-1896 

 J. Ed Robinson

1896-1900 

 S. F. Burnham

1900-1904 

 D. C. Bolenbaugh

1904-1908 

 Cad Price

 1908-1912

 John N. Laird

 1912-1916

 Chas A. Liggett

 1916-1920

 Frank Collier

1920-1924 

 F. S. Hager

1924-1928 

 J. B. Lingrel

1928-1930 

 William Rausch

 1930-1936

 Homer Roosa

1936-1948 

 Walter T. Galloway

1948-1956 

 Ed Amrine

1956-1972 

 Theo Byus

1972-1973 

 Harry Wolfe

1973-1982 

 John G. Overly

1982-2003 

 Rocky W. Nelson

2003-2011

Malcum J. "Jamie" Patton

2011 - Present

The First Sheriff of Union County Sheriff James Ewing

The first Sheriff of Union County was James Ewing whom was elected on October 10, 1820 with 47 votes. James and his brother, Joshua, were responsible for the first settlement on Big Darby in the year 1798, in what is now Jerome Township, Union County. James was one of the best and foremost citizens of Union County during the first thirty years of its existence. In 1810, Mr. Ewing purchased a stock of goods at Chillicothe, brought them to his farm and opened a country store, thereby becoming the first merchant in what is now Union County. Through his efforts, a post office was secured and he was appointed the first postmaster. Mr. Ewing was also the first trustee of the Franklin County Bank. He lived in his little log cabin till the day of his death on August 26, 1850.