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Carl L. Nippert

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Carl Louis Nippert
Carl L. Nippert 002.jpg
26th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
In office
January 13, 1902 – May 1, 1902
GovernorGeorge K. Nash
Preceded byJohn A. Caldwell
Succeeded byHarry L. Gordon
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the first district
In office
January 1, 1900 – January 5, 1902
Serving with Alfred M. Cohen
Charles Elwood Brown
Preceded byAlfred M. Cohen
J. W. Harper
C. D. Robertson
Succeeded byNicholas Longworth
Peter Echert
Lewis M. Hosea
Personal details
Born(1852-10-11)October 11, 1852
Frankfurt, Germany
DiedSeptember 5, 1904(1904-09-05) (aged 51)
Clifton, Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting placeSpring Grove Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Elsie Hitscherich
Katie Brill
Childrenone daughter
Alma materKarlsruhe Institute of Technology
University of Zurich
Cincinnati Law School

Carl Louis Nippert (October 11, 1852 – September 5, 1904) was a German-American engineer and politician, who served as the 26th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio in 1902.[1]

Nippert was born in Frankfurt to American parents, Louis and Meta Nippert.[2] His father was from Cincinnati, Ohio, and was sent to Frankfurt to run a Methodist Episcopal Church seminary.[3] The father returned to Walnut Hills, Cincinnati in the 1870s.[3]

Nippert studied engineering at the universities of Karlsruhe, Germany, and Zürich, Switzerland. After finishing his studies in 1874, he started working as an engineer in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1876 he migrated to the United States to work on the construction of the world fair in Philadelphia.

Nippert worked as a school teacher (1877–1889) and principal (after 1891) in Cincinnati. During this time he advocated the German language. He graduated from Cincinnati Law School,[4][5] In 1891 he became a lawyer. Eight years later he became a member of the Ohio State Senate for the Republican party.

In 1901, Nippert was elected Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. He began his term January 1902. A vacancy opened for the Hamilton County Probate Judge, and Governor Nash appointed Nippert to the seat on May 1, 1902.[5] He was elected to a three-year term on the court in 1903.[3]

In the United States, Nippert was a member of several German associations. Nippert was a Freemason and member of the B.P.O.E.[3]

Nippert married Elsie Hitscherich of Karlsruhe,[4] and later married Katie Brill of Cincinnati on July 25, 1889.[3] They had one daughter, who died in childhood.[4] Nippert died of heart disease in 1904.[3]

Nippert Stadium at the University of Cincinnati is named for someone else.


  1. ^ "Lieutenant Governors Of The State Of Ohio: 1852 – Present". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "Carl Nippert burial statistics" (PDF). Spring Grove Cemetery. Retrieved February 15, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d e f Goss, Charles Frederic (1912). Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788–1912. 3. Cincinnati: S J Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 208–212.
  4. ^ a b c Mercer, James K.; Rife, Edward K. (1903). Representative men of Ohio, 1900–1903. Columbus: James K. Mercer. p. 125.
  5. ^ a b Taylor, Wiliam A.; Scobey, Frank E.; McElroy, B. L (1903). The Biographical annals of Ohio, 1902–1903: a handbook of the government institutions of the state of Ohio. State of Ohio. p. 497.
  • H. Dvorak, Biographisches Lexikon der Deutschen Burschenschaft, Bd. 1, Teil 4, Heidelberg: 2000. ISBN 3-8253-1118-X
Political offices
Preceded by
John A. Caldwell
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Succeeded by
Harry L. Gordon
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