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Arthur William ALESHIRE

(1900-1940)

ALESHIRE, Arthur William, a Representative from Ohio; born near Luray, Page County, Va., February 15, 1900; attended the rural schools; moved to Clark County, Ohio, in 1912 with his parents, who settled on a farm near Springfield; employed by a railway express company in 1921 and 1922; engaged in dairy farming near Springfield, Ohio, in 1922 and 1923; due to an accident in 1923 lost the use of his legs and in a wheelchair operated a filling station and grocery store until elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits near Springfield, Ohio; died in Springfield, Ohio, March 11, 1940; interment in Ferncliff Cemetery.

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

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