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Frank Townsend BOW

(1901-1972)

BOW, Frank Townsend, a Representative from Ohio; born in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, February 20, 1901; attended the public schools in Canton and Plain Township, Stark County, Ohio, the University School, Cleveland, Ohio, and Culver Military Academy, Culver, Ind.; attended the law school of Ohio Northern University at Ada in 1921; postgraduate work at Columbia University, New York City; was admitted to the bar in 1923 and commenced the practice of law in Canton, Ohio; assistant attorney general of Ohio 1929-1932; during the Second World War became news editor of radio station WHBC, Canton, Ohio, and in 1945 was selected to serve as a war correspondent with Ohio’s Thirty-seventh Division in the Philippines; general counsel to Subcommittee on Expenditures and to the Select Committee To Investigate the Federal Communications Commission during the Eightieth Congress; served as legislative assistant to Senator Andrew F. Schoeppel in the Eighty-first Congress; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the ten succeeding Congresses; served from January 3, 1951, until his death November 13, 1972, in Bethesda, Md.; interment in West Lawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio.

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

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