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Lawrence E. IMHOFF

(1895-1988)

IMHOFF, Lawrence E., a Representative from Ohio; born at Round Bottom, Monroe County, Ohio, December 28, 1895; moved to St. Clairsville, Ohio, in 1907; attended the rural schools and St. Clairsville High School; during the First World War enlisted as a private in the Fifth Regiment, United States Marines, and served from August 9, 1917, until honorably discharged on April 1, 1919; received the Purple Heart Medal; after the war attended Ohio State University at Columbus; clerk of courts of Belmont County, Ohio, 1921-1925; studied law and was admitted to the bar in January 1930; served as probate judge of Belmont County 1925-1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; special assistant to the United States Attorney General in 1939 and 1940; again elected to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; commissioned as a lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserve on January 21, 1943; promoted to rank of commander and released from active duty on November 8, 1945; appointed on November 9, 1945, a member of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Washington, D.C., and retired December 31, 1964; was a resident of North Fort Myers, Fla., until his death there on April 18, 1988.

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

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