William E. Hess

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William Emil Hess
William Emil Hess.jpg
circa 1943
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1937
Preceded by Charles Tatgenhorst, Jr.
Succeeded by Herbert S. Bigelow
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1949
Preceded by Herbert S. Bigelow
Succeeded by Earl T. Wagner
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1961
Preceded by Earl T. Wagner
Succeeded by Donald D. Clancy
Personal details
Born (1898-02-13)February 13, 1898
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died July 14, 1986(1986-07-14) (aged 88)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting place Spring Grove Cemetery
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati Law School

William Emil Hess (February 13, 1898 – July 14, 1986) was a Republican and a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 13, 1898; attended the public schools, the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Cincinnati Law School; during the First World War served in the United States Army as a private; was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced the practice of law in Cincinnati, Ohio, the same year; member of the Cincinnati City Council 1922-1926.

He was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress.

He resumed the practice of law; elected to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; elected to the Eighty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1961); was not a candidate for renomination in 1960; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, until his death there on July 14, 1986; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.

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