Alvin F. WEICHEL, Congress, OH (1891-1956)


WEICHEL, Alvin F., a Representative from Ohio; born in Sandusky, Ohio, September 11, 1891; attended the public schools of Sandusky, Ohio; during the First World War enlisted on December 14, 1917, and assigned to Company P, Ordnance Training Camp, and later to Headquarters Supply Company at Camp Hancock, Ga., and was discharged a sergeant January 31, 1919; appointed second lieutenant, Ordnance Section, Officers’ Reserve Corps, December 10, 1918, and commission terminated December 8, 1928; was graduated from Ferris Institute, Big Rapids, Mich., from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and from the Michigan College of Law in 1924; was admitted to the bar in 1924; served as commissioner of insolvents for the State of Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Erie County, Ohio, 1931-1937; served as special counsel for the attorney general of Ohio; lecturer, School Police Administration, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1955); chairman, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1954; resumed the practice of law; died in Sandusky, Ohio, November 27, 1956; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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