Charles H. Elston

Charles Henry Elston ( born August 1, 1891 in Marietta, Ohio; † 25 September 1980 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. From 1939 to 1953 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 1st Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Charles Henry Elston was born in Marietta. He attended the public schools in Marietta and Cincinnati. He studied at the Faculty of Law of the YMCA Law and graduated in 1914 with a Bachelor of Laws from. In the same year he was admitted to the bar. He then opened a law firm in Cincinnati. In the years 1915-1922 he was Deputy Prosecutor of Hamilton County. From 1916 to 1936 he was a member of the Law Faculty of the YMCA. In World War I he served as a soldier in the U.S. Army.

As a representative of the Republican party in 1939 he was the first time for the 1st District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC sent. The interests of his district he represented seven legislatures, equivalent to 14 years. He could no longer set up in 1952 for re-election.

After retiring from Congress, he took his lawyer in Cincinnati again. It pulled him further in the Sunshine State, more precisely to Fort Lauderdale. There Elston died in 1980 at the age of 89 years. He was buried at Lauderdale Memorial Gardens Cemetery.