Samuel L. Devine

Samuel Leeper Devine ( born December 21, 1915 in South Bend, Indiana; † 27 June 1997) was an American politician. Between 1959 and 1981 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


1920, Samuel Devine to Columbus in Ohio. He attended both the local public schools as well as in Grandview and Upper Arlington. In the years 1933 and 1934, he graduated from Colgate University and thereafter until 1937, the Ohio State University. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and his 1940 was admitted to the bar, he began practicing in Columbus. However, he gave up this career again in the meantime on to work from 1940 to 1945 for the FBI. He then continued his legal practice continues in Columbus. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. From 1951 to 1955 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio. He was chairman of the Joint Committee on Un-American Activities in Ohio with the state Senate. Between 1955 and 1958, Devine Attorney in Franklin County. In addition, he was for 27 years an official in the American College Football.

In the congressional elections of 1958, Devine was in the twelfth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Martin Vorys on January 3, 1959. After ten re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1981 eleven legislative periods. During his time in Congress, among others, were the Cuban missile crisis, the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement and in 1974, the Watergate affair. In 1980 he was not re-elected. After that, he is no longer politically have appeared. He died on 27 June 1997.