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Andy Douglas City Council Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-238

Scope and Contents

The majority of this collection consists of correspondence between Councilman Douglas and Toledo resisdents. Many of the letters address common citizen concerns: parking, traffic, noise disturbances, and nuisance businesses, among other topics. Also included is a report prepared for the Toledo Division of Police; subjects in this report include identification of problem areas, resource allocation, police organization, and call distribution.


  • Creation: 1974-1977

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials may be accessed by request at the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections on the fifth floor of the William S. Carlson Library on the main campus of the University of Toledo. Materials do not circulate.

Conditions Governing Use

In most cases, the Canaday Center does not own the copyright and literary rights to items in its collections; it is the responsibility of the researcher to adhere to U.S. Copyright and Fair Use laws, including seeking permission from the copyright holder and payment of any royalty fees, in the reproduction and use of archival materials.

Providing copies or scans does not constitute a license to publish or reproduce images in print or electronic form.

Biographical / Historical

Andrew (Andy) Grant Douglas was born in 1932. A 1950 graduate of Woodward High School, he served in the U.S. Army Infantry and Signal Corps from 1954 to 1956 and later attended the University of Toledo, graduating with a law degree in 1959. Two years later, at age 29, he was elected to Toledo City Council, where he served until 1980. That same year, he was elected to the Ohio 6th District Court of Appeals. Four years later, he was elected Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and won two more six-year terms in 1990 and 1996.

During his time as a justice, Douglas proved himself a champion of workers' rights. Some of his decisions included expanding workers' rights compensation and increasing liabilities for insurance companies.

Justice Douglas retired on December 31, 2002, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 70. He later became a partner at the Columbus firm of Crabbe, Brown & James.


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Related Materials

Andy Douglas City Council Papers, MSS-261; Toledo Mayoral Papers, MSS-061; City of Toledo - City Council Records, MSS-297

Andy Douglas City Council Papers, 1974-1977
Tamara Jones
March 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections Repository

2801 West Bancroft Street
William S. Carlson Library, Fifth Floor
Toledo Ohio 43606 United States