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Chalmers P. Wylie
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Robert T. Secrest
Succeeded by Deborah D. Pryce
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1961 – January 1, 1967
Preceded by Tom V. Moorehead
Succeeded by Sam Speck
Columbus City Attorney

In office
Assistant Attorney General of Ohio

In office
Personal details
Born (1920-11-23)November 23, 1920
Norwich, Ohio
Died August 14, 1998(1998-08-14) (aged 77)
Columbus, Ohio
Political party Republican

Chalmers Pangburn Wylie (November 23, 1920 – August 14, 1998) was an American politician and lawyer from Ohio, who served in various public offices in that state before serving thirteen terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives.

Wylie was born in Norwich, Ohio, and grew up in Pataskala, a small community east of Columbus. He attended Otterbein College in Westerville and Ohio State University in Columbus. He earned his Juris Doctor at Harvard Law School in 1948.

Wylie enlisted in the United States Army as a private, and eventually attaining the rank of first lieutenant while serving with the 30th Infantry Division in Europe during World War II. He remained in the U.S. Army Reserve after the war, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel.

He was:

  • assistant attorney general of Ohio from 1951 to 1954
  • assistant city attorney of Columbus, Ohio, from 1949 to 1950
  • elected city attorney of Columbus, Ohio, from 1953 to 1956
  • administrator of the Bureau of Workman's Compensation for the State of Ohio in 1957
  • appointed first assistant to the Governor of Ohio in 1957
  • elected president of Ohio Municipal League
  • elected to three terms in the State Legislature of Ohio, 1961–1967
  • elected as a Republican for 13 terms to the United States Congress (January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1993)

In addition to his public service, Wylie worked in private practice as an attorney from 1957 until 1968, which he resumed in Columbus after leaving Congress until his death there.

The Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus is named in his honor.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert T. Secrest
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th congressional district

January 3, 1967–January 3, 1993
Succeeded by
Deborah D. Pryce

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