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Gordon H. Scherer

Born: Dec 26, 1906

Death: Aug 13, 1988

Birthplace: Cincinnati

Nationality: United States

Gordon H. Scherer

Date of Birth : Dec 26, 1906
Date of Death : Aug 13, 1988
Birth Place : Cincinnati

Gordon Harry Scherer was an American politician of the Republican party who served as a U.S. representative from Ohio from 1953 to 1963. Scherer earned a law degree in 1929 from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law and practiced law in Cincinnati, Ohio. From 1933 to 1941, he worked for the Hamilton County, Ohio, prosecutor. From 1943 to 1944, he served as Cincinnati's safety director. From 1945 to 1946, Scherer served on the city's planning commission. Scherer was then elected to the Cincinnati city council, on which he served from 1945 to 1949. In 1952, Scherer stood successfully for election to the U.S. House of Representatives and began serving in 1953. He was re-elected in 1954, 1956, 1958, and 1960. He declined to run for election again in 1962, returning to his private law practice. Following his time in Congress, Scherer served four term in the Ohio House of Representatives, from 1965 to 1972. Scherer served as a delegate from Ohio to the 1964 and 1968 Republican National Convention. He was chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Party from 1962 to 1968. From 1970 to 1973, Scherer was a member of the United States National Commission for UNESCO.

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