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Daniel Scofield EARHART

(1907-1976)

EARHART, Daniel Scofield, a Representative from Ohio; born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, May, 28 1907; attended the public schools, and the College of Engineering of Ohio State University at Columbus; was graduated from the College of Law of Ohio State University in 1928; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Columbus, Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles V. Truax and served from November 3, 1936, to January 3, 1937; was not a candidate for election in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law; member of the Officers’ Reserve Corps 1928-1941; ordered to active service in the Infantry with rank of captain on May 26, 1941; transferred to the Army Air Forces with rank of major; promoted to lieutenant colonel and was relieved of active duty on February 24, 1946; commissioned lieutenant colonel in the Ohio Air National Guard in 1948; recalled to active Federal military service September 2, 1951, and served until September 7, 1953, as commanding officer, deputy commander, and operations officer of the One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Tactical Control Group, United States Air Force, building up NATO tactical air control facilities in western Europe; resumed the practice of law; resided in Columbus, Ohio, where he died January 2, 1976; cremated; ashes interred in Green Lawn Cemetery.

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

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