Military Wiki
Alvin F. Weichel
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1955
Preceded by Albert David Baumhart Jr.
Succeeded by Albert David Baumhart Jr.
Personal details
Born (1891-09-11)September 11, 1891
Sandusky, Ohio
Died November 27, 1956(1956-11-27) (aged 65)
Sandusky, Ohio
Resting place Calvary Cemetery
Alma mater
  • Ferris Institute
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Michigan Law School
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service December 14, 1917-January 31, 1919
Rank sergeant
Battles/wars World War I

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

Life and politics[]

Weichel was born in Sandusky, Ohio. 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 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.

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).