Harry N. Routzohn

Harry Nelson Routzohn (* November 4, 1881 in Dayton, Ohio, † April 14, 1953 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1939 and 1941 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Harry Routzohn attended the public schools of his home and spent a year working as a blacksmith. He was then usher the Court of Appeal in Montgomery County. After studying law and his 1904 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working in Dayton in this profession. From 1906 to 1909 he served as a deputy district attorney in Montgomery County. Between 1923 and 1930 he taught at the University of Dayton law. Among his other activities, he was from 1917 to 1929 worked as a restructuring judge. In the years 1930 to 1932, he was Deputy Attorney General. Between 1925 and 1935, he also belonged to the officer reserve. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. In 1928 and 1932 he was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in part, on each of which Herbert Hoover was nominated as a presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1938 Routzohn was selected in the third electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he succeeded the Democrat Byron B. Harlan on January 3, 1939. Since he has not been confirmed in 1940, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1941. During this time the last of the New Deal legislation was passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Harry Routzohn again practiced as a lawyer. On March 6, 1953, he was under the new President Dwight D. Eisenhower legal staff in the Ministry of Labour. However, this function he was able to exert only a few weeks until his death on April 14 of that year.