R. Clint Cole

Raymond Clinton " Clint " Cole ( born August 21, 1870 Findlay, Ohio; † February 8, 1957 ) was an American politician. Between 1919 and 1925 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Clint Cole was the older brother of Congressman Ralph D. Cole ( 1873-1932 ). He attended the common schools and the Findlay College. He then spent nine years working as a teacher. After studying law at Ohio Northern University in Ada and its made ​​in 1900 admitted to the bar in 1901, he began to work in Findlay in this profession. Between 1903 and 1913 he was also a member of the National Guard of his state. From 1912 to 1916 he was a legal representative of his hometown of Findlay. Politically, he joined the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1919, Cole was the eighth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat John A. Key on March 4, 1919. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1925 three legislative periods. Since 1923, he directed the Election Committee Committee on Elections No.. 1 In the years 1919 and 1920, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. It was about the ban on the trade in alcoholic beverages as well as the nationwide introduction of women's suffrage.

In 1924, Clint Cole was not re-elected. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. He died on February 8, 1957 in Findlay, where he was also buried.