DEVINE, Samuel Leeper, (1915 - 1997)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

DEVINE, Samuel Leeper, a Representative from Ohio; born in South Bend, Saint Joseph County, Ind., December 21, 1915; moved to Columbus, Ohio, in 1920; attended the public schools in Columbus, Grandview, and Upper Arlington, Ohio; attended Colgate University in 1933 and 1934, Ohio State University 1934-1937; University of Notre Dame, LL.B., J.D., 1940; was admitted to the bar in 1940 and practiced law in Columbus, Ohio; in 1940 was appointed special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Justice, and served until his resignation October 1945; resumed the private practice of law in Columbus, Ohio; member of the Ohio house of representatives 1951-1955; prosecuting attorney, Franklin County, Ohio, 1955-1958; former chairman Ohio Un-American Activities commission; college football official for 27 years; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; died June 27, 1997.