Rodney M. Love

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Rodney Marvin Love
Rodney M. Love 89th Congress 1965.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967
Preceded by Paul F. Schenck
Succeeded by Charles W. Whalen, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1908-07-18)July 18, 1908
Dayton, Ohio
Died May 5, 1996(1996-05-05) (aged 87)
Mesa, Arizona
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Ohio State University
University of Dayton Law School

Rodney Marvin Love (July 18, 1908–May 5, 1996) was a U.S. Representative for Ohio's District 3.

Rodney M. Love was born in Dayton, Ohio where he graduated from Steele High School in 1926. He was graduated from the Ohio State University, class of 1930, and then attended the University of Dayton Law School where he was graduated in 1933.

Love was admitted to the bar in 1933 and commenced practice in Dayton. In 1941, he became chief deputy in Montgomery County, Ohio probate court, a position he held for four years. He was appointed judge of that probate court in 1945 to fill a vacancy, and was subsequently elected in 1946 to fill the partial term and reelected in 1948 and 1954. Love resigned from the bench in 1960 to return to his private law practice.

Rodney M. Love was elected as a Democrat to the 89th United States Congress (January 3, 1965–January 3, 1967), but was unsuccessful as a candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress.

In the 1960s, he spoke out against hatred and bigotry. He worked for mental health issues, serving as a Dayton chairman of the Ohio Mental Health Association's chapter and affiliation committee.

Love was elected to Montgomery County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court in 1968 and reelected in 1974, serving until 1980. In retirement, he served by appointment of the Ohio Supreme Court as an active judge.

Rodney M. Love suffered a stroke in Dayton in 1993 and died May 5, 1996 in Mesa, Arizona.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Paul F. Schenck
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles W. Whalen, Jr.