ASHBROOK, John Milan

ASHBROOK, John Milan
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


ASHBROOK, John Milan, (son of William A. Ashbrook and husband of Jean Spencer Ashbrook), a Representative from Ohio; born in Johnstown, Licking County, Ohio, September 21, 1928; graduated from Johnstown High School in 1946; served in the United States Navy, 1946-1948; member of Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1946-1947; Harvard University, A.B., 1952, and Ohio State University Law School at Columbus, J.D., 1955; was admitted to the bar in 1955 and commenced the practice of law in Johnstown, Ohio; publisher of the Johnstown Independent, a weekly newspaper; served in the State house of representatives, 1957-1961; national chairman of Young Republican Clubs, 1957-1959; delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1964 and 1968; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the ten succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1961, until his death on April 24, 1982, in Johnstown, Ohio; cremated; ashes interred at Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Ashland University
Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs

Ashland, OH
Papers: 1950-1982, 300 linear feet. Personal, business, and congressional papers and correspondence, including campaign files, photographs, portraits, motion picture film, video tape, and memorabilia. A description of the material is available at the repository.
Oral History: In the oral history interview of F. Clifton White, 1991, 60 pages. The interview covers the years 1952-1982, however, some years are not present. John Ashbrook is discussed in the interview.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1972 and 1982, 3 commercials (on 1 videocassette); 4 commercials (on 4 videoreels). Commercials used during John Milan Ashbrook's campaign for the 1972 presidential election, and the 1982 Ohio Republican primary for the U.S. Senate.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ashbrook, John M. No Left Turns: A Handbook for Conservatives Based on the Writings of John M. Ashbrook. Compiled and edited by Randy McNutt. Introduction by Jack Kemp. Fairfield, Ohio: The Hamilton Hobby Press, 1986.

Moser, Charles A. Promise and Hope: The Ashbrook Presidential Campaign of 1972. Washington: Free Congress Research and Education Foundation, 1985.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: John M. Ashbrook, Republican Representative from Ohio. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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