Frank Le Blond Kloeb

Frank Le Blond Kloeb ( born June 16, 1890 in Celina, Ohio; † March 11, 1976 in Toledo, Ohio) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1933 and 1937 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives; then he became a federal judge.


Frank Kloeb was the grandson of Congressman Francis Celeste Le Blond ( 1821-1902 ). He attended the common schools, the Ohio State University in Columbus and the University of Wisconsin in Madison. After studying law at Ohio State University and his 1917 was admitted to the bar he began in 1919 to work in Celina in this profession. In between, he served from 1917 to 1919 during the First World War in the U.S. Navy. From 1921 to 1925 he was a prosecutor in Mercer County.

Politically, Kloeb joined the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1932 he was in the fourth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Republican John L. Cable on March 4, 1933. After two re- elections he could remain until his resignation on 19 August 1937 at the Congress. During this time, many of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government there were passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 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.

Kloebs resignation was after his appointment as successor to the late George Philip Hahn as a judge at the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. This post he held until September 30, 1964. Afterwards he went officially retired, but continued to occasionally served as Senior Judge until 1974 as a federal judge. Frank Kloeb died on March 11, 1976 in Toledo, where he was also buried.