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Frank Charles KNIFFIN

(1894-1968)

KNIFFIN, Frank Charles, a Representative from Ohio; born on a farm near Stryker, Williams County, Ohio, April 26, 1894; attended the public schools; studied law at Stryker, Ohio; was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Napoleon, Ohio; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress, in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress, in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress, and in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; referee in bankruptcy, northern district of Ohio, western division, from 1939 until his death in Napoleon, Ohio, April 30, 1968; interment in Wauseon Cemetery, Wauseon, Ohio.

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

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