VORYS, John Martin, a Representative from Ohio; born in Lancaster, Fairfield County,
Ohio, June 16, 1896; attended the public schools in Lancaster and Columbus,
Ohio; during the First World War served overseas as a pilot in the United
States Naval Air Service, retiring to inactive service in 1919 with rank of
lieutenant; was graduated from Yale University in 1919 and from Ohio State
University Law School at Columbus in 1923; teacher in the College of Yale,
Changsha, China, in 1919 and 1920; assistant secretary, American delegation,
Conference on Limitation of Armament, Washington, D.C., in 1921 and 1922; was
admitted to the bar in 1923 and commenced practice in Columbus, Ohio; member of
the State house of representatives in 1923 and 1924; served in the State senate
in 1925 and 1926; director of aeronautics of Ohio in 1929 and 1930; elected as
a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses
(January 3, 1939-January 3, 1959); did not seek renomination in 1958; delegate
to the United Nations Assembly in 1951; regent of Smithsonian Institution
1949-1959; resumed the practice of law; died in Columbus, Ohio, August 25,
1968; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.
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