William Edwin Minshall, Jr.

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William Edwin Minshall, Jr.
William E. Minshall September 14, 1961 crop.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 23rd district
In office
January 3, 1955 – December 31, 1974
Preceded by George H. Bender
Succeeded by Ronald M. Mottl
Personal details
Born (1911-10-24)October 24, 1911
East Cleveland, Ohio
Died October 15, 1990(1990-10-15) (aged 78)
Delray Beach, Florida
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Virginia
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

William Edwin Minshall, Jr. (October 24, 1911 – October 15, 1990) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio.

William E. Minshall, Jr. was born in East Cleveland, Ohio. He attended the public schools of East Cleveland, the University School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Virginia, where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. He graduated from the Cleveland Law School in 1940, was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1939 and 1940. He enlisted in December 1940 as a private in the United States Army and served in the European Theater, G-2 section, Headquarters III Corps, and was discharged as a lieutenant colonel in March 1946. He was awarded a Bronze Star. He was special assistant attorney general of Ohio from 1948 to 1952 and general counsel for the Maritime Administration of Washington, D.C., in 1953 and 1954.

Minshall was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth Congress and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation December 31, 1974. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress. He was a resident of Delray Beach, Florida, until his death on October 15, 1990.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George H. Bender
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Ronald M. Mottl