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  McSweeney, John
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NameJohn McSweeney
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Wooster, Ohio , United States
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Born December 19, 1890
Died December 13, 1969 (78 years)
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InfoMcSWEENEY, John, a Representative from Ohio; born in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, December 19, 1890; attended the public schools and was graduated from Wooster University in 1912; employed in the engineering corps of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. in 1912 and 1913; taught at Wooster High School 1913-1917; served overseas during the First World War from May 10, 1917, to August 11, 1919, and was promoted to captain and aide-de-camp to General Farnsworth on August 16, 1918; awarded the Purple Heart Medal and received the Croix de Guerre; studied law at the Inns of Court, London, England; returned to the United States in 1919 and resumed teaching; member of the Wooster City Council 1919-1921 and served as president; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; was admitted to the bar in 1925 and commenced practice in Wooster; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, and Seventieth Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; resumed the practice of law in Wooster; State director of public welfare 1931-1935; elected to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1940 and for election as Governor of Ohio in 1942; served as a lieutenant colonel with the Military Government in Italy 1943-1946; resumed the practice of law; elected to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress, for election in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress, and in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress; resided in Wooster, Ohio, until his death there December 13, 1969; interment in Wooster Cemetery.


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  11/06/1956 OH District 16 Lost 44.79% (-10.42%)
  05/08/1956 OH District 16 - D Primary Won 48.62% (+16.12%)
  11/04/1952 OH District 16 Lost 45.60% (-8.80%)
  11/07/1950 OH - District 16 Lost 49.33% (-1.34%)
  11/02/1948 OH - District 16 Won 52.63% (+5.26%)
  11/03/1942 OH Governor Lost 39.50% (-21.00%)
  08/11/1942 OH Governor - D Primary Won 37.56% (+5.71%)
  11/05/1940 OH US Senate Seat 1 Lost 47.63% (-4.75%)
  11/08/1938 OH - At Large Lost 24.50% (-2.50%)
  11/03/1936 OH - At Large Won 28.75% (+1.11%)
  11/06/1928 OH District 16 Lost 42.49% (-13.86%)
  11/02/1926 OH - District 16 Won 59.77% (+19.54%)
  11/04/1924 OH District 16 Won 51.52% (+5.93%)
  11/07/1922 OH - District 16 Won 51.75% (+4.40%)
  11/02/1920 OH - District 16 Lost 43.06% (-13.87%)
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