Alvin F. Weichel

Alvin Ferdinand Weichel (September 11, 1891 – November 27, 1956) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio.

Alvin F. Weichel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1943  January 3, 1955
Preceded byAlbert David Baumhart Jr.
Succeeded byAlbert David Baumhart Jr.
Personal details
Born(1891-09-11)September 11, 1891
Sandusky, Ohio
DiedNovember 27, 1956(1956-11-27) (aged 65)
Sandusky, Ohio
Resting placeCalvary Cemetery
Alma mater
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of serviceDecember 14, 1917-January 31, 1919
Battles/warsWorld War I

Life and politics

Weichel was born in Sandusky, Ohio, three of his grandparents were German immigrants.[1] During World War I, he enlisted on December 14, 1917, and assigned to Company P, Ordnance Training Camp, and later to Headquarters Supply Company at Camp Hancock, Georgia, and was discharged a sergeant on January 31, 1919. He was appointed second lieutenant, Ordnance Section, Officers' Reserve Corps, December 10, 1918, and commission terminated December 8, 1928. He was graduated from Ferris Institute in Big Rapids, Michigan, from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and from the University of Michigan Law School in 1924. He was admitted to the bar in 1924. He served as commissioner of insolvents for the State of Ohio, and prosecuting attorney of Erie County, Ohio, from 1931 to 1937. He served as special counsel for the attorney general of Ohio and a lecturer for the School Police Administration at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Weichel was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries during the Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1954. He resumed the practice of law and died in Sandusky, Ohio, on November 27, 1956. Interment in Calvary Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Alvin F. Weichel (id: W000252)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-03-01
  • The Political Graveyard
  1. "United States Census, 1900", FamilySearch, retrieved March 21, 2018
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
A. David Baumhart Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th congressional district

1943 - 1955
Succeeded by
A. David Baumhart Jr.
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