Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
LATTA, Delbert Leroy (1920-2016)

LATTA, DELBERT LEROY, (father of Robert E. Latta ) a Representative from Ohio; born in Weston, Wood County, Ohio, March 5, 1920; attended the public schools in North Baltimore, Ohio; graduated from McComb (Ohio) High School in 1938; attended Findlay College, Findlay, Ohio, 1938-1940; Ohio Northern University, LL.B., 1943, and from the same university, A.B., 1945; served in the Ohio National Guard and the United States Army, Thirty-seventh Division, 1938-1941, and in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1942 and 1943; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1944; member of the State senate 1953-1958; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1989); was not a candidate for renomination in 1988 to the One Hundred First Congress; died on May 12, 2016, in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Bowling Green State University
Center for Archival Collections
Bowling Green, OH
Papers: 1962-1988, 265 linear feet.
The papers of former Congressman Delbert Latta include correspondence, subject and committee files, clippings, press releases, and publications covering Latta's political career from 1959 through 1989, including the period of the Vietnamese Conflict and Watergate. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Delbert L. Latta, Republican Representative from Ohio. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.