Frank Charles Kniffin
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 5th district
March 4, 1931 - January 3, 1939
|Charles J. Thompson|
|Born||April 26, 1894|
|Died||April 30, 1968 (aged 74)|
|Resting place||Wauseon Cemetery|
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.
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