John W. Boehne Jr.

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John Boehne Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byAlbert H. Vestal
Succeeded byCharles M. La Follette
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byHarry E. Rowbottom
Succeeded byWilliam T. Schulte
Personal details
Born(1895-03-02)March 2, 1895
Evansville, Indiana, U.S.
DiedJuly 5, 1973(1973-07-05) (aged 78)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S
Political partyDemocratic
RelativesJohn W. Boehne (father)
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service United States Army
Years of serviceJanuary 9, 1918–April 8, 1919
Rank Sergeant
UnitDetached Service of the Ordnance Corps

John William Boehne Jr. (March 2, 1895 – July 5, 1973) was an American World War I veteran who served six terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1931 to 1942


Born in Evansville, Indiana, Boehne was the grandson of German immigrants,[1] and son of John William Boehne, who also served in Congress. He attended the public and parochial schools of Evansville and graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1918.

World War I

During World War I he served as a private and sergeant in the Detached Service of the Ordnance Corps of the United States Army from January 9, 1918, to April 8, 1919. He was secretary and treasurer of Evansville's Indiana Stove Works from 1920 to 1931.


Boehne was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress. He was reelected five times and served from March 4, 1931, to January 3, 1943). In 1942, he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventy-eighth Congress.

Later career and death

From 1943 to 1957, Boehne was a corporation tax counselor in Washington, D.C., and resided in Chevy Chase, Maryland. After retiring, he was a resident of Irvington, Baltimore, Maryland.

He died in Irvington on July 5, 1973, and was buried at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Electoral history

General election 1928[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harry E. Rowbottom 49,013 50.8
Democratic John W. Boehne Jr. 47,404 49.2
General election 1930[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John W. Boehne Jr. 46,836 53.9
Republican Harry E. Rowbottom 40,015 46.1


  • United States Congress. "John W. Boehne Jr. (id: B000588)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ "United States Census, 1910", FamilySearch, retrieved March 23, 2018
  2. ^ Congressional Quarterly, p. 761
  3. ^ Congressional Quarterly, p. 766

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by