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Arthur W. Aleshire

Arthur William Aleshire (February 15, 1900 – March 11, 1940) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Arthur William Aleshire
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939
Preceded byLeroy T. Marshall
Succeeded byClarence J. Brown
Personal details
Born(1900-02-15)February 15, 1900
Luray, Virginia
DiedMarch 11, 1940(1940-03-11) (aged 40)
Springfield, Ohio
Resting placeFerncliff Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

Born near Luray, Virginia, Aleshire attended the rural schools. He moved to Clark County, Ohio, in 1912 with his parents, who settled on a farm near Springfield. He was employed by a railway express company in 1921 and 1922. He engaged in dairy farming near Springfield, Ohio, in 1922 and 1923. Due to an accident in 1923, he lost the use of his legs and operated a filling station and grocery store in a wheelchair until his election to Congress.

Aleshire was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress. He resumed his former business pursuits near Springfield, Ohio. He died in Springfield, Ohio, March 11, 1940. He was interred in Ferncliff Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Arthur W. Aleshire (id: A000088)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Arthur W. Aleshire at Find a Grave

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Leroy T. Marshall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Clarence J. Brown