Rodney M. Love
Rodney Marvin Love
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 3rd district
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967
|Preceded by||Paul F. Schenck|
|Succeeded by||Charles W. Whalen, Jr.|
|Born||July 18, 1908|
|Died||May 5, 1996 (aged 87)|
|Alma mater||Ohio State University|
University of Dayton Law School
Rodney M. Love was born in Dayton, Ohio where he graduated from Steele High School in 1926. He was graduated from the Ohio State University, class of 1930, and then attended the University of Dayton Law School where he was graduated in 1933.
Love was admitted to the bar in 1933 and commenced practice in Dayton. In 1941, he became chief deputy in Montgomery County, Ohio probate court, a position he held for four years. He was appointed judge of that probate court in 1945 to fill a vacancy, and was subsequently elected in 1946 to fill the partial term and reelected in 1948 and 1954. Love resigned from the bench in 1960 to return to his private law practice.
In the 1960s, he spoke out against hatred and bigotry. He worked for mental health issues, serving as a Dayton chairman of the Ohio Mental Health Association's chapter and affiliation committee.
Love was elected to Montgomery County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court in 1968 and reelected in 1974, serving until 1980. In retirement, he served by appointment of the Ohio Supreme Court as an active judge.
Rodney M. Love suffered a stroke in Dayton in 1993 and died May 5, 1996 in Mesa, Arizona.
- United States Congress. "Rodney M. Love (id: L000458)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Denger, Laurie. "Judge Love Dies; He Was Called 'One Of A Kind'" Dayton Daily News, May 7, 1996, page 1B.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Paul F. Schenck
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 3rd congressional district
Charles W. Whalen, Jr.