Frank C. Kniffin
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Frank C. Kniffin
Frank Charles Kniffin
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 5th district

March 4, 1931 - January 3, 1939
Charles J. Thompson
Cliff Clevenger
Personal details
Born(1894-04-26)April 26, 1894
Stryker, Ohio
DiedApril 30, 1968(1968-04-30) (aged 74)
Napoleon, Ohio
Resting placeWauseon Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

Frank Charles Kniffin (April 26, 1894 – April 30, 1968) was a lawyer and U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born on a farm near Stryker, Ohio, Kniffin attended the public schools and then studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Napoleon, Ohio. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress, in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress, in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress, and in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress.

Kniffin was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931–January 3, 1939). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress. He resumed the practice of law.

He served as a referee in bankruptcy, northern district of Ohio, western division, from 1939 until his death in Napoleon, Ohio, April 30, 1968. He was interred in Wauseon Cemetery, Wauseon, Ohio.


  • United States Congress. "Frank C. Kniffin (id: K000283)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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