Clement Laird Brumbaugh

Clement Laird Brumbaugh (* February 28, 1863 in Pikeville, Darke County, Ohio, † September 28, 1921 in Columbus, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1913 and 1921 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Clement Brumbaugh attended the public schools of his home and then the Greenville High School. After that he was himself a teacher. He also occasionally worked on a farm. In 1887 he graduated from the National Normal University in Lebanon. He founded the Van Buren Academy, which he headed 1887-1891. From 1891 to 1893 he studied at Ohio Wesleyan University in the city of Delaware. After he graduated in 1894 from Harvard University. In the years 1894-1896 he was a teacher in Washington DC and from 1896 to 1900, he served as school inspector in Greenville. After studying law and its made ​​in 1900 admitted to the bar he began in Columbus to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. From 1900 to 1904 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio, where he led the Democratic group.

In the congressional elections of 1912 Brumbaugh was elected the twelfth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of the Republican Edward L. Taylor on March 4, 1913. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1921 four legislative sessions. During his time in Congress, the First World War fell. Also, were ratified in 1919 and 1920, the 18th and the 19th Amendment. It was about the ban on the trade in alcoholic beverages or to the nationwide introduction of women's suffrage. Already in 1913, had been ratified by the 16th and the 17th Amendment. It was about the nationwide income tax and the direct election of U.S. senators.

From 1917 to 1919 Clement Brumbaugh led the Committee on Railways and Canals. In 1920 he gave up another candidacy. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he withdrew into retirement. He died on September 28, 1921 in Columbus, and was buried in Greenville.