SWEENEY, Robert E., (1924 - 2007)


SWEENEY, Robert E., (son of Martin Leonard Sweeney), a Representative from Ohio; born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 4, 1924; attended St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland; Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, and Cleveland-Marshall Law School, Cleveland, Ohio;United States Army, 1943-1946; was admitted to the bar in 1951; lawyer, private practice; assistant director of law, city of Cleveland, 1951-1954; special counsel to the attorney general of Ohio, 1958-1962; Democratic nominee for attorney general of Ohio in 1962 and 1966; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninetieth Congress in 1966; resumed the practice of law; appointed in 1976 as Commissioner of Cuyahoga County for the unexpired term ending in 1977; elected to a full term beginning in 1977; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980; died on July 7, 2007, in Gates Mills, Ohio.