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John Levi Cable (April 15, 1884 - September 15, 1971) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio and a great-grandson of Joseph Cable.

Born in Lima, Ohio, Cable attended public school. From Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, he earned an LL.B. in 1906, and from the law department of George Washington University, Washington, D.C., he earned a J.D. in 1909. He was admitted to the bar in 1909 and commenced practice in Lima, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Allen County from 1917 to 1921.

Cable was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1925). He served as chairman of the Committee on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic (Sixty-eighth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1924. He resumed the practice of law.

Cable was again elected to the Seventy-first Congress. He was reelected to the Seventy-second Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1933). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He served as special assistant to attorney general of Ohio 1933-1937. He served as special counsel to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in the liquidation of the Lima First American Bank &amp Trust Co.. He was appointed Government appeal agent of Selective Service Board No. 2, Lima, Ohio from 1948 to 1960. He was author and publisher. He died in Lima, Ohio, on September 15, 1971. He is entombed in a niche in St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Sarasota, Florida.

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