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Carl West RICH

(1898-1972)

RICH, Carl West, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, September 12, 1898; attended Walnut Hills High School; University of Cincinnati College of Liberal Arts, A.B., 1922, and from the college of law of the same university, LL.B., 1924; was admitted to the bar in 1924 and commenced the practice of law in Cincinnati; instructor on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati; assistant city solicitor and assistant prosecutor of Cincinnati, 1925-1929; served three terms as prosecuting attorney of Hamilton County, 1938-1947; served nine years in the city council of Cincinnati, serving as mayor for three terms, 1947-1956; judge of the Common Pleas Court of Hamilton County; president and chairman of the board of the Cincinnati Royals Professional Basketball Team; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth Congress (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 26, 1972; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.

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

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