Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
MINSHALL, William Edwin, Jr. (1911-1990)

MINSHALL, WILLIAM EDWIN, JR., a Representative from Ohio; born in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, October 24, 1911; attended the public schools of East Cleveland, the University School, Shaker Heights, Ohio, and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; was graduated from the Cleveland Law School in 1940; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Cleveland, Ohio; member of the State house of representatives in 1939 and 1940; enlisted in December 1940 as a private in the United States Army and served in the European Theater, G-2 section, Headquarters III Corps, and was discharged as a lieutenant colonel in March 1946; awarded Bronze Star; special assistant attorney general of Ohio, 1948-1952; general counsel, Maritime Administration, Washington, D.C., in 1953 and 1954; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth Congress and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1955, until his resignation December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; was a resident of Delray Beach, Fla., until his death on October 15, 1990; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Film Reel: 1970, 7 commercials on 1 film reel.
The commercials were used during William Edwin Minshall Jr.'s campaign for the 1970 U.S. congressional election in District 23 of Ohio, Republican Party.


Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: In the Ohio Townsend Plan, Inc. Records, 1935-1974, 2.3 linear feet.
Correspondents include William Edwin Minshall. A finding aid is available in the repository.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: William E. Minshall, Republican Representative from Ohio. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.