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Gordon Harry SCHERER

(1906-1988)

SCHERER, Gordon Harry, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 26, 1906; Salmon P. Chase College of Law, LL.B., in 1929 and attended the University of Cincinnati; was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1929 and commenced the practice of law in Cincinnati; assistant prosecuting attorney of Hamilton County 1933-1941; director of safety in Cincinnati in 1943 and 1944; member of the city planning commission in 1945 and 1946; member of the city council 1945-1949; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law; delegate to Republican National Conventions, 1964 and 1968; chairman, Hamilton County, Ohio, Republican Party, 1962-1968; member, U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, 1970-1973, and served on the executive board, 1974-1975; U.S. representative to the United Nations, 1972-1973; was a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, until his death there on August 13, 1988.

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

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