Frank Le Blond KLOEB, Congress, OH (1890-1976)


KLOEB, Frank Le Blond, (grandson of Francis C. Le Blond), a Representative from Ohio; born in Celina, Mercer County, Ohio, June 16, 1890; attended the parochial and public schools, Ohio State University at Columbus, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison; during the First World War 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; was 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; served as prosecuting attorney of Mercer County, Ohio, 1921-1925; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress; reelected to the two succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, to 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; died in Toledo, Ohio, March 11, 1976; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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