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John Levi CABLE

(1884-1971)

CABLE, John Levi, (great-grandson of Joseph Cable), a Representative from Ohio; born in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, April 15, 1884; attended the public schools; Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, LL.B., 1906 and from the law department of George Washington University, Washington, D.C., J.D., 1909; was admitted to the bar in 1909 and commenced practice in Lima, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Allen County 1917-1921; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1925); chairman, Committee on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic (Sixty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1924; resumed the practice of law; again elected to the Seventy-first Congress; reelected to the Seventy-second Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resumed the practice of law; special assistant to attorney general of Ohio 1933-1937; special counsel to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in the liquidation of the Lima First American Bank & Trust Co.; appointed Government appeal agent of Selective Service Board No. 2, Lima, Ohio, 1948-1960; author and publisher; died in Lima, Ohio, September 15, 1971; entombment in a niche in St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Sarasota, Fla.

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

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