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Charles Vilas Truax (February 1, 1887 – August 9, 1935) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Charles Vilas Truax
Charles V. Truax (Ohio Congressman).jpg
Frontispiece of 1936's Charles Vilas Truax, Late a Representative
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1933 – August 9, 1935
Preceded byinactive
Succeeded byDaniel S. Earhart
Personal details
Born(1887-02-01)February 1, 1887
Sycamore, Ohio
DiedAugust 9, 1935(1935-08-09) (aged 48)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placePleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic

Born on a farm near Sycamore, Ohio, Truax attended the public schools and graduated from Sycamore High School. He engaged in the implement business, and afterward, in agricultural pursuits. He was editor of the Swine World magazine from 1916-1921. He was appointed director of agriculture of Ohio by Gov. A. Victor Donahey in 1923 and served until 1929. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1928. He engaged in the life insurance business in Columbus, Ohio, in 1928. He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C., August 9, 1935. He was interred in Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore, Ohio.

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Charles V. Truax (id: T000386)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Charles V. Truax at Find a Grave
  • "Charles V. Truax". Ohio History Central.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District re-established
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's at-large congressional district

1933-1935
Succeeded by
Daniel S. Earhart