Stephen Johnston HOF

Stephen Johnston


2003 HALL OF FAME WINNER Stephen Johnston (1812 – 1885) Johnston was born at Upper Piqua (Johnston Farm) and as a self-educated man became an attorney in 1850. He served the Miami Valley as mayor of Piqua, Miami County Sheriff, and as an Ohio State representative. In Piqua, Johnston organized the town’s first volunteer fire company, drafted the 1850 City Charter, created the charter for the Columbus, Piqua and Indiana Railroad and recruited the first infantry company in Piqua during the Civil War. He was one of the community’s most active volunteers and promoters.