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John Stout SNOOK

(1862-1952)

SNOOK, John Stout, a Representative from Ohio; born near Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio, on December 18, 1862; was graduated from the Antwerp grade schools in 1881; attended the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio; was graduated from the law school of Cincinnati College in May 1887; was admitted to the bar the same year and began practice in Antwerp, Ohio; moved to Paulding, Ohio, in 1890 and continued the practice of his profession; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1905); was not a candidate for renomination in 1904; resumed the practice of law in Paulding; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1912 and 1932; judge of the court of common pleas 1913-1915; elected to the Sixty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1919); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; again engaged in the practice of his profession; judge of the court of common pleas from 1930 to 1938, when he retired; died in Paulding, Ohio, September 19, 1952; interment in Live Oak Cemetery.

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

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