US Congressman. He was born one of two children (he also had a brother who was born in 1902 and died that same year) in Round Bottom, Ohio, to Eugene A. Imhoff and Laurie Bell Clegg Imhoff and moved to St. Clairsville, Ohio, in 1907. He was educated in the local rural area schools and attended the St. Clairsville High School in St. Clairsville, Ohio. He then served with the rank of Private in the Fifth Regiment, United States Marine Corps, during World War I, from August 9, 1917, until he was honorably discharged on April 1, 1919. For actions during the First World War, he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Following his military service, he attended the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He then served as a Clerk of Courts of Belmont County, Ohio, from 1921 to 1925. His mother Laurie had passed away during this time on February 12, 1921. On September 1, 1923, he married Martha Elizabeth Korn in Wheeling, West Virginia, and the couple would have one daughter together (Patricia Ann Imhoff was born on December 2, 1926, in St. Clairsville, Ohio). He was appointed a Judge of the Probate Court of Belmont County, Ohio, and served in that position from 1925 to 1933. During that time, he also studied law and was admitted to the bar in January of 1930. He then decided to enter politics and run for a seat in the United States Congress and was elected. A Member of the Democratic Party, he then served Ohio's 18th District (Seventy-Third Congress, Seventy-Fourth Congress, and Seventy-Fifth Congress) in the United States House of Representatives from 1933 to 1939. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventy-Sixth Congress in 1938. After his term in the United States Congress expired on January 3, 1939, he was succeeded in office by United States Representative Earl Ramage Lewis. He then served as a Special Assistant to United States Attorney General William DeWitt Mitchell from 1939 to 1940. He then decided to run for another seat in the United States Congress and was elected to represent the Seventy-Seventh Congress. A Member of the Democratic Party, he then served Ohio's 18th District (Seventy-Seventh Congress) in the United States House of Representatives from 1941 to 1943. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventy-Eighth Congress in 1942. After his term in the United States Congress expired on January 3, 1943, he was again succeeded in office by United States Representative Earl Ramage Lewis. Following his term in the United States Congress, he again returned to military life with the Second World War already in progress. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve on January 21, 1943. He was later promoted to the rank of Commander and was released from active duty on November 8, 1945. He lastly served as a Member of the Board of Veterans' Appeals in Washington, D.C., from November 9, 1945, until his retirement from that post on December 31, 1964. His father Eugene had passed away during this time in 1955. He then relocated from Washington, D.C., and lived in retirement in the State of Florida from 1965 to 1988. He passed away on April 18, 1988, at the age of 92, at his home in North Fort Myers, Florida. His funeral was held at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and his burial was in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens in Fort Myers, Florida. His wife Martha had preceded him death on November 8, 1970, at the age of 65. A lifelong Presbyterian, he also taught men's sunday school for many years, and he was a member of numerous organizations including the Freemasons, the Shriners, the American Legion, the Knights of Pythias, the Eagles, and the Elks.
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Shriner; 32 degree Consistory