Frank C. Kniffin

Frank Charles Kniffin ( born April 26, 1894 with Stryker, Williams County, Ohio, † April 30, 1968 in Napoleon, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1931 and 1939 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Frank Kniffin attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law degree in 1919 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Napoleon, Ohio, to work in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1922 and 1928 he ran unsuccessfully in each of the four congressional elections for the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the congressional elections of 1930 was Kniffin then in the fifth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Republican Charles J. Thompson on March 4, 1931. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3rd, 1939 four legislative sessions. In 1938 he was not re-elected. During this time, many of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government there were passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 1935, the provisions of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution were first applied, after which the term of the Congress ends, or begins on January 3.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Frank Kniffin again practiced as a lawyer. Since 1939, he also served as an arbitrator in bankruptcy proceedings in the northwestern part of the state of Ohio. A post he held until his death on April 30, 1968 in Napoleon.