Gene Damschroder

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gene Damschroeder
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 85th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1982
Preceded by Paul Pfeifer
Succeeded by Dwight Wise
Personal details
Born (1922-01-14)January 14, 1922
Sandusky County, Ohio
Died June 8, 2008(2008-06-08) (aged 86)
Fremont, Ohio
Political party Republican
Religion Christian

Eugene E. "Gene" Damschroder (January 14, 1922 – June 8, 2008) was an American politician and aviator. He was member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1973 to 1983. He was a member of the Republican Party.

Damschroder flew seaplanes for the U.S. Navy during World War II.[1]

Damschroder was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1972, representing Fremont in the 86th District from 1973 to 1983.[2][3]

Damschroder tried to regain his seat, now the 81st District, in Republican primary elections in 2002 and 2008.[1]

On June 8, 2008, Damschroder was killed when the single engine Cessna aircraft he was flying crashed with five other persons on board.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Troy, Tom (January 21, 2008). "Damschroder enters fray; former politician tries to reclaim District 81 seat". The Toledo Blade. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  2. ^ "Democrats Control Ohio House By Margin Of 58 to 41". The Journal Tribune. November 10, 1972. Gene Damschroder, R, Fremont, elected 86. 
  3. ^ a b "Ohio plane crash kills 6". CNN. June 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Ohio plane crash kills 6, including ex-legislator". Associated Press. June 8, 2008. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-08.