Frank Le Blond Kloeb

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Frank Le Blond Kloeb
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – August 19, 1937
Preceded by John L. Cable
Succeeded by Walter H. Albaugh
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
In office
August 20, 1937 – September 30, 1964
Appointed by Franklin Roosevelt
Preceded by George Philip Hahn
Succeeded by Don John Young
Personal details
Born (1890-06-16)June 16, 1890
Celina, Ohio
Died March 11, 1976(1976-03-11) (aged 85)
Toledo, Ohio
Resting place Calvary Cemetery, Toledo
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Florence Root
Children Carol Le Blond (Kloeb) Kelly
Alma mater Moritz College of Law

Frank Le Blond Kloeb (June 16, 1890 – March 11, 1976) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio.

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Frank L. Kloeb (grandson of Francis C. Le Blond) was born in Celina, Ohio. He attended the parochial and public schools, Ohio State University at Columbus, Ohio, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. During the First World War, Kloeb enlisted as a seaman in the United States Navy, advanced to quartermaster, third class, and then to ensign, and served from September 1917 to March 1919. He graduated from the College of Law of Ohio State University in 1917, was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Celina, Ohio, in April 1919. He served as prosecuting attorney of Mercer County, Ohio, from 1921 to 1925.

Kloeb was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress, and reelected to the two succeeding Congresses. He served until August 19, 1937, when he resigned, having been appointed United States district judge by President Franklin Roosevelt for the northern district of Ohio, western division, in which capacity he served until September 30, 1964, when he retired to the status of senior United States district judge and continued to sit by assignment on criminal and civil matters until July 1974. He died in Toledo, Ohio on March 11, 1976. Interment in Calvary Cemetery.

Kloeb and his wife, formerly Florence Root, had one daughter, Carol Le Blond (Kloeb) Kelly.[1]

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