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Robert Woodrow Levering
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961
Preceded by J. Harry McGregor
Succeeded by John M. Ashbrook
Personal details
Born (1914-10-03)October 3, 1914
Fredericktown, Ohio
Died August 11, 1989(1989-08-11) (aged 74)
Fredericktown, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Rosemary Burdick Levering
Alma mater
  • Denison University
  • George Washington University Law School

Robert Woodrow Levering (October 3, 1914 – August 11, 1989) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, son-in-law of Usher L. Burdick and brother-in-law of Quentin N. Burdick.


Born near Fredericktown, Ohio, Levering graduated from Fredericktown High School. He earned his A.B. in 1936 from Denison University, Granville, Ohio, and his LL.B. in 1940 from George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. He was a librarian at the Library of Congress from 1937 to 1941, and was a lawyer in private practice.

Levering served as staff for the United States War Department. He was in the United States Army Reserve and was a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He served as assistant attorney general of Ohio from 1949 to 1950. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to Congress in 1948, 1950, 1954, and 1956.

Levering was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress (January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-seventh Congress in 1960 and for election in 1962. He died on August 11, 1989, in Fredericktown, Ohio, and his remains were cremated.


Levering, Robert (1948). Horror trek; a true story of Bataan, the death march and three and one-half years in Japanese prison camps. Horstman Printing Co.. ISBN 0806210362. OCLC 1168285. 


  • Robert W. Levering at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2010-01-04

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
J. Harry McGregor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th congressional district

Succeeded by
John M. Ashbrook

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