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ASHBROOK, William Albert

ASHBROOK, William Albert
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1867–1940

Biography

ASHBROOK, William Albert, (father of John M. Ashbrook), a Representative from Ohio; born near Johnstown, Licking County, Ohio, July 1, 1867; attended the public schools, and Bartlett's Business College, Lansing, Mich.; in 1885 engaged in the newspaper publishing business in Johnstown, Ohio; also engaged in banking; served as postmaster of Johnstown from 1893 to 1897, when his successor was appointed; secretary of the National Editorial Association 1902-1906; member of the State house of representatives in 1904 and 1905; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Sixty-second Congress), Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures (Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; resumed the newspaper publishing business and banking in Johnstown, Ohio; elected to the Seventy-fourth, Seventy-fifth, and Seventy-sixth Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in Johnstown, Ohio, January 1, 1940; interment in Green Hill Cemetery.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ashbrook, William Albert. A line a day for forty odd years, from the diary of William A. Ashbrook, with memory notes, family tree, etc. [Johnstown, Ohio: Printed by the Johnstown Independent, 1930].

United States. 76th Cong., 3d sess., 1940. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of William Albert Ashbrook, late a Representative from Ohio. Seventy-sixth Congress, third session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1941.

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