Edward Grimes BREEN, Congress, OH (1908-1991)


BREEN, Edward Grimes, a Representative from Ohio; born in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, June 10, 1908; attended Corpus Christi Grammar School; graduated from the University of Dayton and attended the Ohio State University; engaged in the hotel business in Dayton; during the Second World War served as a major in the United States Air Force in North Africa and Italy until released from active service as a lieutenant colonel in the Infantry Reserve; mayor of Dayton, Ohio, from November 1945 until his resignation in April 1948 to seek nomination to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses and served from January 3, 1949, until his resignation October 1, 1951, due to ill health; member of Montgomery County Board of Commissioners 1955-1960; engaged in the real-estate and insurance business; was a resident of Dayton, Ohio, until his death there on May 8, 1991.

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