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Homer E. ABELE

(1916-2000)

ABELE, Homer E., a Representative from Ohio; born in Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio, November 21, 1916; graduated from Wellston High School, Wellston, Ohio, 1934; attended Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1946-1948; J.D., Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 1953; Civilian Conservation Corps, 1935-1936; member of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 1941-1943, and for six months in 1946 after returning from military service; United States Army Air Corps, 1943-1946; member of the Ohio state general assembly, 1949-1952; admitted to the Ohio state bar, 1954; legislative counsel for a special transportation committee, 1953-1957; solicitor for McArthur, Ohio; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1956; chairman of Vinton County, Ohio, Republican executive committee, 1954-1957; unsuccessful nominee for Republican candidate for Congress in 1958; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth Congress (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-ninth Congress in 1964; elected judge, fourth district court of appeals of Ohio, 1966-1991, and served as presiding judge, 1977-1978, 1983 and 1984; chief justice, Ohio Court of Appeals, 1978; died on May 12, 2000, in Hamden, Ohio; remains were cremated.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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