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United States representative , Lawyer , politician , member of the Ohio House of Representatives

Rodney M. Love was born in Dayton, Ohio where he graduated from Steele High School in 1926.


Love, Rodney Marvin was born on July 18, 1908 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Son of Robert Marvin and Sallie Ray (Schenck) Love.


He was graduated from the Ohio State University, class of 1930, and then attended the University of Dayton Law School where he was graduated in 1933.


Rodney Marvin Love (July 18, 1908 – May 5, 1996) was a U.S. Representative for Ohio's District 3. Love was admitted to the bar in 1933 and commenced practice in Dayton. In 1941, he became chief deputy in Montgomery County, Ohio probate court, a position he held for four years.

He was appointed judge of that probate court in 1945 to fill a vacancy, and was subsequently elected in 1946 to fill the partial term and reelected in 1948 and 1954. Love resigned from the bench in 1960 to return to his private law practice. Love was elected as a Democrat to the 89th United States Congress (January 3, 1965–January 3, 1967), but was unsuccessful as a candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress.

In the 1960s, he spoke out against hatred and bigotry. He worked for mental health issues, serving as a Dayton chairman of the Ohio Mental Health Association's chapter and affiliation committee. Love was elected to Montgomery County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court in 1968 and reelected in 1974, serving until 1980.

In retirement, he served by appointment of the Ohio Supreme Court as an active judge. Love suffered a stroke in Dayton in 1993 and died May 5, 1996 in Mesa, Arizona.


  • Bar: Ohio bar 1933.


Former member board directors Ohio Mental Health Association, Community Mental Health and Retardation. Past president board trustees Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home, Xenia. Member Ohio Bar Association (executive committee), Dayton Bar Association (past president), Federal Bar Association, Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association, Ohio Association Probate Court Judges (executive committee, past president) Clubs: Mason (Dayton) (32 degree, Shriner), Sertoma (Dayton) (dist governor, past president).

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Married Margaret Louise Sullivan, December 29, 1934. Children– Nancy, Robert.

Robert Marvin Love

Sallie Ray (Schenck) Love

Margaret Louise Sullivan

Nancy Love

Robert Love