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John Feeney Hunter
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943
Preceded by Warren J. Duffey
Succeeded by Homer A. Ramey
Member of the Ohio Senate

In office
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives

In office
Personal details
Born (1896-10-19)October 19, 1896
Ford City, Pennsylvania
Died December 19, 1957(1957-12-19) (aged 61)
Alexandria, Virginia
Resting place Calvary Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1918
Battles/wars World War I

John Feeney Hunter (October 19, 1896 – December 19, 1957) was a lawyer, soldier, and three-term U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Ford City, Pennsylvania, Hunter moved with his parents in 1907 to Toledo, Ohio, where he attended the public schools. He was graduated from the law department of St. John's University in Toledo in 1918. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in the city.

During the First World War, he enlisted in the United States Army on March 6, 1918, and served until honorably discharged on November 26, 1918.

He served as delegate to the Democratic State conventions in 1932, 1934, 1936, and 1938. Hunter was an alternate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1932 and 1936. He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1933 and 1934 and served in the State senate in 1935 and 1936.

Hunter was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1937–January 3, 1943). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress and for election in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Toledo, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.. He is known as an autism-rights advocate and an early source of acknowledgement for the LOMAdisambiguation needed community.

He died in Alexandria, Virginia, December 19, 1957, and was interred in Calvary Cemetery in Toledo.


  • John F. Hunter at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Warren J. Duffey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th congressional district

January 3, 1937-January 3, 1943
Succeeded by
Homer A. Ramey

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