Chalmers Wylie

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Chalmers P. Wylie
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Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
January 3, 1967 January 3, 1993
Preceded by Robert T. Secrest
Succeeded by Deborah D. Pryce
Member of the OhioHouseofRepresentatives
from the 25th district
In office
January 3, 1961 January 1, 1967
Preceded by Tom V. Moorehead
Succeeded by Sam Speck
Columbus City Attorney
In office
Assistant Attorney General of Ohio
In office
Personal details
Chalmers Pangburn Wylie

(1920-11-23)November 23, 1920
Norwich, Ohio
DiedAugust 14, 1998(1998-08-14) (aged 77)
Columbus, Ohio
Political party Republican

Chalmers Pangburn Wylie (November 23, 1920 – August 14, 1998) was an American politician and lawyer from Ohio, who served in various public offices in that state before serving thirteen terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives.

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Wylie was born in Norwich, Ohio, and grew up in Pataskala, a small community east of Columbus. He attended Otterbein College in Westerville and Ohio State University in Columbus. He earned his Juris Doctor at Harvard Law School in 1948.

Norwich, Ohio Village in Ohio, United States

Norwich is a village in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. The population was 102 at the 2010 census.

Pataskala, Ohio City in Ohio, United States

Pataskala is a city in Licking County, Ohio, United States approximately 17 mi east of Columbus. The population was 14,962 at the 2010 census. Pataskala was a small community until 1996, when what was then the village of Pataskala merged with Lima Township, vastly increasing its population and geographic area.

Columbus, Ohio Capital of Ohio

Columbus is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Ohio. With a population of 892,533 as of 2018 estimates, it is the 14th-most populous city in the United States and one of the fastest growing large cities in the nation. This makes Columbus the third-most populous state capital in the US and the second-most populous city in the Midwest. It is the core city of the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses ten counties. With a population of 2,078,725, it is Ohio's second-largest metropolitan area.

Wylie enlisted in the United States Army as a private, and eventually attaining the rank of first lieutenant while serving with the 30th Infantry Division in Europe during World War II. He remained in the U.S. Army Reserve after the war, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel.

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A private is a soldier of the lowest military rank.

30th Infantry Division (United States) combat formation of the United States Army

The 30th Infantry Division was a unit of the Army National Guard in World War I and World War II. It was nicknamed the "Old Hickory" division, in honor of President Andrew Jackson. The Germans nicknamed this division "Roosevelt's SS". The 30th Infantry Division was regarded by S.L.A. Marshall as the number one infantry division in the European Theater of Operations (ETO), involved in 282 days of intense combat over a period from June 1944 through April 1945. In the present day the 30th Infantry Division is now apart of the North Carolina National Guard and their most recent combat deployment in 2019

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In addition to his public service, Wylie worked in private practice as an attorney from 1957 until 1968, which he resumed in Columbus after leaving Congress until his death there.

The Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus is named in his honor.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert T. Secrest
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th congressional district

January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1993
Succeeded by
Deborah D. Pryce