Francis Seiberling

Francis Seiberling ( born September 20, 1870 in Des Moines, Iowa, † February 1, 1945 in Akron, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1929 and 1933 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Francis Seiberling was the cousin of Congressman John F. Seiberling ( 1918-2008 ). In 1873 he moved with his parents to Wadsworth, Ohio, where he attended the public schools. He then attended the Wittenberg College in Springfield, and in 1892 the College of Wooster. After a subsequent law degree in 1894 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Akron to work in this profession. He was also involved in the production of rubber and tires. As a result, he was director of several handicraft enterprises. He was also curator of Wittenberg College. Politically, he joined the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1928, Seiberling in the 14th electoral district of Ohio was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Martin Davey on March 4, 1929. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1933 two legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events of the Great Depression. In 1932, Seiberling was not re-elected. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. He died on February 1, 1945 in Akron, where he was also buried.