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AYRES, William Hanes

AYRES, William Hanes
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


AYRES, William Hanes, a Representative from Ohio; born in Eagle Rock, Botetourt County, Va., February 5, 1916; moved with his parents to West Virginia and later to Lorain County, Ohio; attended the Weller Township High School; was graduated from Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1936; salesman for heating equipment in Akron, Ohio, 1936-1944; during the Second World War served as a private in the United States Army until discharged December 17, 1945; president of the Ayres Heating & Insulation Co., Akron, Ohio, since 1946; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1971); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress; died on December 27, 2000, in Columbia, Md.; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
The Recorded Sound Reference Center

Washington, DC
Oral History: Recorded September 13 and September 21, 1978, 6 sound cassettes. Transcript is available in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress in the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. Written permission is required for duplication of the cassettes.

Western Reserve Historical Society

Cleveland, OH
Papers: In the Ohio Townsend Plan, Inc. Records, 1935-1974, 2.3 linear feet. Correspondents include William Hanes Ayres. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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