Charles H. Elston


Charles Henry Elston
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's first district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1953
Preceded byJoseph A. Dixon
Succeeded byGordon H. Scherer
Personal details
Born(1891-08-01)August 1, 1891
Marietta, Ohio, United States
DiedSeptember 25, 1980(1980-09-25) (aged 89)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Resting placeLauderdale Memorial Gardens
Political partyRepublican
Alma materY.M.C.A. Law School, Cincinnati

Charles Henry Elston (August 1, 1891 – September 25, 1980) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, Elston attended the public schools of Marietta and Cincinnati, Ohio. Y.M.C.A. Law School (now known as NKU Chase College of Law), Cincinnati, LL.B., 1914. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as assistant prosecuting attorney of Hamilton County, Ohio from 1915 to 1922. He served as member of the faculty of the Y.M.C.A. Law school from 1916 to 1936. During the First World War, he served as an aviation cadet in the aviation service of the United States Army. He also served as a member of the Hamilton County Charter Commission.

Elston was co-counsel in the George Remus murder trial, because he'd gained a reputation after getting another bootlegger, George "Fat" Wrassman, acquitted of murder.[1][2]

Elston was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1953). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1952. He resumed the practice of law in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he died September 25, 1980. He was interred in Lauderdale Memorial Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


  1. ^ Cook, William A. (2008-04-18). King of the Bootleggers: A Biography of George Remus. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3652-1.
  2. ^ "Little Chicago : a history of the prohibition era in Hamilton! and Butler County, Ohio. V.02". Retrieved 2020-01-14.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph A. Dixon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Gordon H. Scherer