Charles Franklin WEST, Congress, OH (1895-1955)

WEST Charles Franklin , a Representative from Ohio; born in Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, January 12, 1895; attended the public schools; was graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, in 1918; attended Harvard University in 1920 and 1922-1924; served as American vice consul at Naples, Italy, in 1918 and 1919; instructor of government at the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, 1920-1922 and at Harvard University, 1922-1924; professor of political science at Denison University, Granville, Ohio, 1924-1930; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and Seventy-third Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934 but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator; served as special assistant to the governor of the Farm Credit Administration from February 25, 1935, to August 4, 1935; appointed Under Secretary of the Interior on August 5, 1935, and served until May 10, 1938; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936; member of United States Processing Tax Board of Review until October 1940; engaged in private business 1940-1947; became professor of political science at Akron (Ohio) University in 1947; received the Democratic nomination in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress but withdrew before the November election; died in Bradenton, Fla., December 27, 1955; interment in Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Ohio.

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

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