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John Dempsey Hoblitzell

United States Senator

John Dempsey Hoblitzell, United States senator.


Hoblitzell, John Dempsey was born on December 30, 1912 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States. Son of John D. and Juliette (Smith) Hoblitzell.


Bachelor of Arts, West Virginia University, 1934. Student Naval Officer Training School, Navy Ordnance School, 1942.


President Parkersburg Realty Company (West Virginia), 1936-1956, Hobitzell-Reagle, Inc., 1947-1957. Mortgage supervisor Prudential Insurance Company of America, 1947-1954. Executive vice president Jackson County Bank, 1957.

President Colonial Builders, Inc., 1957. United States senator from West Virginia, since 1958. Delaware Inter-Parliamentary Union, Rio de Janeiro.

Member National Forest Reserve Commission.


Member National Forest Reserve Commission. Member school board, Wood County, 1950-1956. Republican State Chairman, 1956-1958.

Served as Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Named Outstanding Citizen of Year, Parkersburg, 1947, Man of Year, West Virginia, 1956. Member West Virginia School Board Association (president), American Legion, West Virginia Golf Association (director), American Academy Political Science S.A.R., West Virginia, West Virginia Junior (past president), Parkersburg Junior (past president) chambers commerce, Phi Kappa Psi.


Married Charlotte Reed, October 10, 1943. Children: Patricia, Julie, John.

John D. Hoblitzell

Juliette (Smith) Hoblitzell

Charlotte Reed

Patricia Hoblitzell

Julie Hoblitzell

John Hoblitzell