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Godwin Volney Dorsey HOF

Godwin Volney Dorsey
 
2002 HALL OF FAME WINNER Godwin Volney Dorsey (1812 – 1885) Dorsey moved to Piqua in 1836 and began his practice as a physician and surgeon. He served as the Ohio Treasurer of State at the beginning of the Civil War and became the first state official to promote equal bonus’ for both white and African-American soldiers. Dorsey served as a delegate for the 1850 and 1873 Ohio Constitutional Conventions. He served on the Piqua City Council, as the first president of the Piqua Board of Education, and organized the city’s second bank. He was a published poet, author and historian, as well as a prosperous industrialist and property owner.