Del Latta U.S. Congressperson

Del latta

Delbert Leroy "Del" Latta (born March 5, 1920) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives. Latta was a Republican from Ohio. Latta was born in Weston, Ohio, the son of Bessie Viola (née Thompson) and Lester Leroy Latta. He attended public schools in North Baltimore, Ohio and entered college at Ohio Northern University. Latta served in the United States Army from 1938 to 1941. In 1944, he set up his own private law firm in Bowling Green, Ohio. Latta was a Republican member of Ohio State Senate in 1953 to 1958. From 1959 to 1989 he served as a U.S. Representative from the Ohio 5th district. In 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1996 he served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention from Ohio. A powerful member of the House of Representatives during his tenure, Latta was rumored to be one of the last two or three names on President Richard Nixon's post-Spiro T. Agnew vice-presidential shortlist. Latta's close association with Nixon, even during the impeachment hearings, brought him national criticism, although he remained popular in his district.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 5th, 1920
Place of birth
Places lived
Bowling Green , Ohio
pop. 31,802 (2013)




1. Ohio Northern University Colleges/University

Ohio Northern University is a private, United Methodist Church-affiliated university located in the United States in Ada, Ohio, founded by Henry Solomon Lehr in 1871. ONU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. ONU is a sister university with Dankook University, a private university in Seoul, South Korea. In 2008, 2009, and 2010 U.S. News & World Report listed Ohio Northern as the second-best comprehensive college in the Midwest.

Institution info

Type Private school
2010. 122 mil. $
Institution colors
525 South Main Street, 45810 - Ada, Ohio
2010. 2,610
2009. 2,681
2010. 960
Acceptance rate
2010. 82.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 32.9 K $
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Ohio Northern University connected by profession and/or age

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Political engagements

Republican Party

Party founded


Geographic scope

United States of America


Conservatism in the United States
Social conservatism
Economic liberalism


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Wikipedia article

The Republican Party, also commonly called the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery activists in 1854, it dominated politics nationally for most of the period from 1860 to 1932. There have been 18 Republican presidents, the first being Abraham Lincoln, serving from 1861 to 1865, and the most recent being George W. Bush, serving from 2001 to 2009. The most recent Republican presidential nominee was former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in 2012. The party's platform is generally based upon American conservatism, in contrast to the Democratic Party, which supports contemporary American liberalism. The Republican Party's platform of conservatism traces its roots to classical liberalism with an emphasis on its economically liberal policies in supporting free markets, limited government, and laissez-faire economics, while supporting socially conservative policies. A significant portion of the Republican base is made up of fiscal conservatives and other free market, pro-capitalism factions.

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Goverment positions 1

Ohio State Senator




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