Pete Abele

U.S. Congressperson

1916 – 2000


Who was Pete Abele?

Homer E. "Pete" Abele was an American politician of the Ohio Republican party.

Abele graduated from Wellston High School in his birthplace of Wellston, Ohio in 1934. From 1935 to 1936, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. After that, he played baseball with the Nashville Vols of the Southern Association. From 1938 to 1941, he lived in Lancaster, Ohio and McArthur, Ohio, working for the Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. and the Austin Powder Co.

In 1941, Abele joined the Ohio State Highway Patrol and worked as a state trooper from 1941 to 1946, except for a stint in the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946.

In 1948, he earned a degree in pre-law from Ohio University. In 1953, he received a law degree from Ohio State University.

In 1949, while still a student in law school, Abele was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, where he served from 1949 to 1952. In 1952, Abele joined the unsuccessful presidential campaign of Robert Taft.

From 1953 to 1957, Abele was a lobbyist for railroad interests. In 1956, he was appointed solicitor of the village of McArthur, Ohio. In 1952, Abele attended the Republican National Convention. In 1956, he was a delegate to the convention. From 1954 to 1957, Abele was the chairman of the Vinton County, Ohio, Republican Executive Committee.

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Nov 21, 1916
Also known as
  • Homer E. Abele
  • Judge Pete Abele
  • United States of America
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • Moritz College of Law
Lived in
  • Columbus
May 12, 2000

on July 23, 2013


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