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John W. Bricker

John William Bricker (September 6, 1893 - March 22, 1986) was an United States politician from Ohio. He was a member of the Republican Party.

Bricker was born on a farm near Mount Sterling, Ohio, graduated from Ohio State University at Columbus in 1916 and from its law department in 1920; was admitted to the bar in 1917 and commenced practice in Columbus, Ohio, in 1920; during World War I served as first lieutenant and chaplain in the United States Army in 1917 and 1918; solicitor for Grandview Heights, Ohio, 1920-1928; assistant attorney general of Ohio 1923-1927; member of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio 1929-1932; attorney general of Ohio 1933-1937; Governor of Ohio 1939-1945; unsuccessful Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1944; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1946, reelected in 1952 and served from January 3, 1947, to January 3, 1959. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958. He was the chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Eighty-third Congress); resumed the practice of law; died in Columbus, Ohio.

Adapted from Congressional Biographical Directory