John S. Snook
John Stout Snook (* December 18, 1862 in Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio; † September 19, 1952 in Paulding, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1901 and 1905, and again from 1917 to 1919, he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.
John Snook attended until 1881 the public schools of his home. He then studied at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware. After a subsequent law studies at the Cincinnati College and his 1887 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Antwerp in this profession. In 1890 he moved his residence and his law firm, according to Paulding. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the congressional elections of 1900 he was in the fifth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of David Meekison on March 4, 1901. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1905 two legislative sessions. In 1904, he did not stand for re-election.
According to the preliminary end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Snook again practiced as a lawyer. In 1912 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore, was nominated at the Woodrow Wilson as a presidential candidate. Between 1913 and 1915, officiated Snook as appellate judges. In the 1916 elections, he was re-elected in the fifth district of his state in Congress, where he replaced Nelson E. Matthews on March 4, 1917. Since he has not been confirmed in 1918, he could spend up to March 3, 1919 just another term in Congress, which was shaped by the events of the First World War.
After his final retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives to Snook operated again as a lawyer. In 1932 he was a delegate to the Federal Democratic convention in Chicago, was nominated on the Franklin D. Roosevelt as a presidential candidate. Between 1930 and 1938 he again served as an appellate judge. Then he withdrew into retirement. John Snook died on September 19, 1952 in Paulding, where he was also buried.