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William Emil Hess (February 13, 1898 – July 14, 1986) was a Republican and a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

William Emil Hess
William Emil Hess.jpg
circa 1943
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1937
Preceded byCharles Tatgenhorst, Jr.
Succeeded byHerbert S. Bigelow
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1949
Preceded byHerbert S. Bigelow
Succeeded byEarl T. Wagner
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1961
Preceded byEarl T. Wagner
Succeeded byDonald D. Clancy
Personal details
Born(1898-02-13)February 13, 1898
Cincinnati, Ohio
DiedJuly 14, 1986(1986-07-14) (aged 88)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting placeSpring Grove Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Cincinnati
Cincinnati Law School

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 13, 1898; attended the public schools, the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Cincinnati Law School; during the First World War served in the United States Army as a private; was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced the practice of law in Cincinnati, Ohio, the same year; member of the Cincinnati City Council 1922-1926.

He was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress.

He resumed the practice of law; elected to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; elected to the Eighty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1961); was not a candidate for renomination in 1960; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, until his death there on July 14, 1986; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to William E. Hess at Wikimedia Commons
  • United States Congress. "William E. Hess (id: H000550)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • William E. Hess at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Tatgenhorst Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd congressional district

1929–1937
Succeeded by
Herbert S. Bigelow
Preceded by
Herbert S. Bigelow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd congressional district

1939–1949
Succeeded by
Earl T. Wagner
Preceded by
Earl T. Wagner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd congressional district

1951–1961
Succeeded by
Donald D. Clancy