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Charles Henry ELSTON

(1891-1980)

ELSTON, Charles Henry, a Representative from Ohio; born in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, August 1, 1891; attended the public schools of Marietta and Cincinnati, Ohio; Y.M.C.A. Law School, Cincinnati, Ohio, LL.B., 1914; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio; assistant prosecuting attorney of Hamilton County, Ohio, 1915-1922; member of the faculty of the Y.M.C.A. Law school 1916-1936; during the First World War served as an aviation cadet in the aviation service of the United States Army; member of the Hamilton County Charter Commission; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952; resumed the practice of law in Cincinnati, Ohio; was a resident of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he died September 25, 1980; interment in Lauderdale Memorial Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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

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