Pete Abele

Homer E. " Pete " Abele ( born November 21, 1916 in Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio; † 12 May 2000 Hamden, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1963 and 1965 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Pete Abele attended until 1934 Wellston High School. In the years 1935 and 1936 he was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He then played for some time baseball. Between 1938 and 1941 he lived in Lancaster, where he was employed by two companies. From 1941 to 1943 he was a member of the highway patrol of Ohio. During the Second World War, he served 1943-1946 in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was then for a further six months for the highway patrol. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. From 1949 to 1952 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio. After studying law at Ohio State University and his 1953 was admitted to the bar he began to work as a lawyer. From 1953 to 1957 he was legal adviser to a traffic Special Committee. He also represented the city in legal matters McArthur for some time. In August 1956 Abele was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in part in San Francisco, was nominated to the President Dwight D. Eisenhower for reelection. Between 1954 and 1957 he was also chairman of the Republican Party in Vinton County. In 1958 he ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. yet Repräsententanhaus.

In the congressional elections of 1962 Abele but was then in the tenth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat Walter H. Moeller took on 3 January 1963 he had beaten in the election. Since he lost in 1964 against Moeller, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1965. Between 1966 and 1991, Abele appeal judge was in the fourth judicial district of his state. He officiated there several times as Presiding Judge. In 1978 he was even calling Supreme Judge of the State of (Chief Justice, Ohio Court of Appeals ). He also belonged to a major in the management of the highway patrol. From 1967 to 1991, he swore all graduates of the Academy of motorway police his state. He died on 12 May 2000 in Hamden.