F. Jay Nimtz

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F. Jay Nimtz

Floyd Jay Nimtz (December 1, 1915 – December 6, 1990) was an American lawyer, World War II veteran and politician who served one term as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1957 to 1959.

Early life and career

Nimtz was born in South Bend, Indiana, the youngest child of Frederick and Bertha Baske Nimtz; his father and maternal grandparents were German immigrants.[1] Nimtz attended the public schools, graduating from Central High School in 1933. He was in the Indiana University, A.B., 1938 and from the same university law school, LL.B. (J.D.), 1940. He was admitted to the bar in 1940 and commenced the practice of law in South Bend, Indiana.

Military career

Inducted in the United States Army as a private June 13, 1941, and served until February 14, 1947, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel, with overseas service in England, France, and Germany. He served fourteen months as assistant executive officer, Office of United States Chief of Counsel for Prosecution of Axis Criminality, OCCPAC. He served as colonel, United States Army Reserve, retired.

Career after the war

He served as vice-chairman of the Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission, 1958, and co-sponsored the legislation in Congress creating the commission.

He served as member of board of directors, Saint Joseph County Department of Public Welfare. He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1947 for South Bend city judge and in 1948 for prosecutor of Saint Joseph County.


Nimtz was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth Congress (January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1959). Nimtz voted in favor of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.[2] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress and for election in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress.

Later career and death

He resumed the practice of law. Graduate, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1965. He served as member of the Indiana Air Pollution Control Board from 1979 to 1986, and Indiana Environmental Management Board from 1981 to 1986. He served as president of the South Bend Redevelopment Commission from 1974 until his death in South Bend, Indiana, on December 6, 1990.


  • United States Congress. "F. Jay Nimtz (id: N000110)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
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