John F. Hunter

John Feeney Hunter (* October 19, 1896 in Ford City, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, † December 19, 1957 in Alexandria, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1937 and 1943 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1907, John Hunter moved with his parents to Toledo in Ohio, where he attended the public schools. After a subsequent law degree from St. John's University in Toledo and his 1918 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working there in this profession. In the meantime he took in 1918 as a soldier in the U.S. Army participated in the final stages of the First World War. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party. In the years 1932, 1934, 1936, and 1938, he participated in their regional party conferences in Ohio as a delegate. 1932 and 1936 he was an alternate delegate (alternate ) to the respective Democratic National Conventions, to which Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated as a presidential candidate. In the years 1933 and 1934 Hunter sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; 1935 to 1936 he was a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1936, Hunter was in the ninth election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the late Warren J. Duffey meantime on January 3, 1937. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1943 three legislative periods. By 1941, there the last of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Roosevelt. Since 1941 the work of the Congress of the events of the Second World War was marked.

In 1942, John Hunter was not re-elected. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer in Toledo and Washington. In 1944, he sought unsuccessfully to return to Congress. He died on 19 December 1957 in Alexandria and was buried in Toledo.