Needham Maynard Standart (1797-1874)


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Needham Maynard Standart (1797-1874)

Needham M. Standart was a successful nineteenth century Lake Erie ship builder. Among the ships he built was the famed steamboat "Cleveland." He served as mayor of Ohio City from 1840 -1841, and in 1854 was one of the commissioners who negotiated the terms and conditions of the annexation of Ohio City to Cleveland. Needham's oldest son William served in the Union Army during the Civil War and commanded the famed "Standart's Battery" of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery. Three years after the end of the Civil War, a bankrupt Needham Standart lost ownership of Needham Castle.


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