John L. Cable

John Levi Cable ( born April 15, 1884 in Lima, Ohio; † September 15, 1971 ) was an American politician. Between 1921 and 1925, and again from 1929 to 1933, he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Cable was the great-grandson of Congressman Joseph Cable ( 1801-1880 ). He attended the common schools and the Kenyon College in Gambier. There and at George Washington University, where he studied law. After his 1909 was admitted as a lawyer in Lima, he began to work in this profession. Between 1917 and 1921 he was a prosecutor in Allen County. Politically, Cable joined the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1920 he was in the fourth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Benjamin F. Welty on March 4, 1921. After a re-election he was able to initially complete two terms in Congress until March 3, 1925. From 1923 to 1925 he was chairman of the Committee on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic during the Prohibition era. In 1924 he gave up another candidacy.

According to the preliminary end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Cable again practiced as a lawyer. In the elections of 1928 he was again elected in the fourth district of his state in Congress, where he replaced William T. Fitzgerald on March 4, 1929, which was there four years earlier become his successor. After a re-election, he could spend up to March 3, 1933 two further terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, which were influenced by the events of the Great Depression. In 1932 he was not re-elected.

After the termination of the Congress John Cable was again worked as a lawyer. Between 1933 and 1937 he also served as Special Assistant to the Attorney General of Ohio. He was also a consultant to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in the process of liquidation of Lima First American Bank & Trust Co. Between 1948 and 1960 Cable belonged to the Selective Service Board No.. 2 for Lima. He has also written several books on citizenship. John Cable died on September 15, 1971 in his hometown of Lima. He was married to Rhea Watson, with whom he had two children.