Francis Celeste Le Blond

Francis Celeste Le Blond ( born February 14, 1821 in Bellville, Ohio; † November 9, 1902 in Celina, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1863 and 1867 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Francis Le Blond enjoyed a university education. After a subsequent law degree in 1844 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Celina to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1851 and 1855 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio, which he was president in 1854 and 1855.

In the congressional elections of 1862 Le Blond was in the fifth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Mitchell Ashley on March 4, 1863. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1867 two legislative sessions. In this time, the end of the Civil War fell. 1865 The 13th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. Since 1865 the work of the Congress was overshadowed by the tensions between the Republicans and President Andrew Johnson.

In 1866 Le Blond renounced another Congress candidate. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. He was also active in other business areas. Francis Le Blond died on November 9, 1902 in Celina, where he was also buried. His grandson, Frank Le Blond Kloeb (1890-1976) was also a congressman.