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Walter H. Albaugh

Walter Hugh Albaugh (January 2, 1890 – January 21, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Walter Hugh Albaugh
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1922 or 1923
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th district
In office
November 8, 1938 – January 3, 1939
Preceded byFrank L. Kloeb
Succeeded byRobert Franklin Jones
Personal details
Born(1890-01-02)January 2, 1890
Phoneton, Ohio
DiedJanuary 21, 1942(1942-01-21) (aged 52)
Troy, Ohio
Resting placeMemorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio
Political partyRepublican
Alma materOhio States University College of Law

Born in Phoneton, Ohio, Albaugh attended both the public and high schools of his native city. He worked as a civil engineer where he surveyed fuel lands in Ohio and West Virginia from 1910 until 1911. He went on to graduate from the law department of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1914, and was admitted to the bar the same year whereupon he commenced practice in Troy, Ohio.

During the First World War he served in the United States Infantry as a private, unassigned, from May 28, 1918 until December 13, 1918, and he went on to serve as a member of the State house of representatives from 1921 until 1925. Albaugh was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Frank L. Kloeb, and only served from November 8, 1938, until January 3, 1939. He was not a candidate for nomination in 1938 to the next full term.

Albaugh subsequently resumed the practice of law in Troy, Ohio, where he died on January 21, 1942. He was interred in Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.


  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

  • United States Congress. "Walter H. Albaugh (id: A000072)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Walter H. Albaugh at Find a Grave