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John M. Ashbrook

AKA John Milan Ashbrook

Born: 21-Sep-1928
Birthplace: Johnstown, OH
Died: 24-Apr-1982
Location of death: Johnstown, OH
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated, Green Hill Cemetery, Johnstown, OH

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Ohio, 1961-82

Military service: US Navy (1946-48)

Member of Richard E. Byrd's last Antarctic expedition, 1946-47. Briefly a candidate in the 1972 Republican presidential primary, challenging incumbent Richard M. Nixon as insufficiently conservative after Nixon announced his plan to visit China. Namesake of the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs. Died in office; his wife Jean Spencer Ashbrook completed his congressional term for him.

Father: William A. Ashbrook
Mother: Marie Swank
Wife: Joan Needles (m. 1948, div. 1971, three children)
Wife: Jean Ashbrook (Ohio Congresswoman 1982-83, m. 1974)

    High School: Johnstown High School, Johnstown, OH (1946)
    University: BA, Harvard University (1952)
    Law School: JD, Ohio State University Law School (1955)

    US Congressman, Ohio 17th (1961-82)
    Ohio State House of Representatives (1957-61)
    The Johnstown Independent Editor (1953-)
    American Conservative Union Chairman (1966-71)
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Freemasonry
    Knights of Pythias
    Lions Club
    Young Republicans National Chairman (1957-59)
    Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
    Sigma Delta Chi Honor Society


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