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Edmund ROWE

(1892-1972)

ROWE, Edmund, a Representative from Ohio; born in Sherrodsville, Carroll County, Ohio, December 21, 1892; attended the public schools; worked in the coal mines 1905-1909, in the rubber industry 1909-1913, and at the machinist trade 1913-1916; during the First World War served in the United States Navy, 1917-1919; owner of a bowling academy 1919-1929; engaged in the real estate business in 1920 and the insurance business in 1928; organizer of the Rowe Oil & Chemical Co. in 1936; member of the city council of Akron, Ohio, 1928-1942, serving one term as president; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress and for election in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; member of the Ohio General Assembly 1955-1959; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Akron in 1957; real estate broker; resided in Akron, Ohio, where he died October 4, 1972; interment in Glendale Cemetery.

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

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