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Frank John LAUSCHE

(1895-1990)
Senate Years of Service:
1957-1969
Party:
Democrat

LAUSCHE, Frank John, a Senator from Ohio; born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio November 14, 1895; attended Central Institute Prep School in 1915 and 1916; during the First World War served as second lieutenant in the United States Army; graduated from John Marshall School of Law in 1920; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Cleveland, Ohio; judge of Municipal Court 1932-1937; judge of Common Pleas Court 1937-1941; mayor of Cleveland 1941-1944; Governor of Ohio from 1945 until his resignation effective January 3, 1957, having been elected to the Senate; chairman of the National Governors Conference 1950-1951; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1956, reelected in 1962, and served from January 3, 1957, until January 3, 1969; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1968; died in Cleveland, Ohio, April 21, 1990; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

Bibliography

Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives; Bittner, William C. Frank J. Lausche: A Political Biography. New York: Studia Slovenica, 1975; Odenkirk, James E. Frank J. Lausche: Ohio’s Great Political Maverick. Wilmington, Ohio: Orange Frazer Press, 2005.

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

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