SQUIRE, ANDREW (21 Oct. 1850-5 Jan. 1934), corporation lawyer who planned the organizational structure of numerous companies, was born in Mantua, Ohio to Andrew Jackson and Martha Wilmot Squire, graduated from Hiram College in 1872 with the LL.B. degree, and came to Cleveland with a letter of introduction from Congressman JAS. GARFIELD. Squire worked in the law office of Caldwell & Marvin while reading the law, and was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1873, becoming a member of the firm of Hart & Squire in 1876, and Estep, Dickey & Squire in 1878. In 1890, Squire and JAS. DEMPSEY, a junior partner in the firm, united with WM. SANDERS to form SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY.

Because of Squire's specialization in corporation law, he handled the affairs of many of Cleveland's largest businesses. In the courtroom Squire presented facts with such conviction that juries were generally convinced. With his courtesy, candor, and kindness, Squire became the close friend and advisor to many business and political leaders, including MARCUS HANNA, Wm. McKinley, SAMUEL MATHER, and MYRON HERRICK. Yet, he also advised young and upcoming lawyers on their problems. Squire served as a trustee or officer of numerous Cleveland businesses, including Union Carbide & Carbon, CLEVELAND QUARRIES, Corrigan-McKinney Steel, CLEVELAND UNION STOCKYARDS, and the Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railroad.

During his later years, Squire spent considerable time at Valleevue, his Chagrin Valley estate, growing rare plants and herbs. In June 1873, Squire married Ella Mott, who died in 1895. In 1896, he married Eleanor Seymour Sea. Squire had two children, Carl and May (d. 1891). He is buried in LAKE VIEW CEMETERY.

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White, Jack, Esq. "Biography on Andrew Squire," undated.

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