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ASHBROOK, John Milan, (son of William A. Ashbrook and husband of Jean Spencer Ashbrook), a Representative from Ohio; born in Johnstown, Licking County, Ohio, September 21, 1928; graduated from Johnstown High School in 1946; served in the United States Navy, 1946-1948; member of Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1946-1947; Harvard University, A.B., 1952, and Ohio State University Law School at Columbus, J.D., 1955; was admitted to the bar in 1955 and commenced the practice of law in Johnstown, Ohio; publisher of the Johnstown Independent, a weekly newspaper; served in the State house of representatives, 1957-1961; national chairman of Young Republican Clubs, 1957-1959; delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1964 and 1968; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the ten succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1961, until his death on April 24, 1982, in Johnstown, Ohio; cremated; ashes interred at Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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