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Robert Woodrow LEVERING

(1914-1989)

LEVERING, Robert Woodrow, (son-in-law of Usher L. Burdick and brother-in-law of Quentin N. Burdick), a Representative from Ohio; born near Fredericktown, Knox County, Ohio, October 3, 1914; graduated from Fredericktown High School, Fredericktown, Ohio; A.B., Denison University, Granville, Ohio, 1936; LL.B., George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., 1940; librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1937-1941; lawyer, private practice; staff for the United States War Department; United States Army Reserve; Japanese prisoner of war during World War II, 1942-1945; assistant attorney general, Ohio state attorney general, 1949-1950; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to Congress in 1948, 1950, 1954, and 1956; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-seventh Congress in 1960 and for election in 1962; died on August 11, 1989, in Fredericktown, Ohio; remains were cremated.

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

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