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Andrew Jackson BARCHFELD

(1863-1922)

BARCHFELD, Andrew Jackson, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., May 18, 1863; attended Pittsburgh Central High School, Pittsburgh, Pa; graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., 1884; physician; hospital executive; member of the common council of Pittsburgh, Pa., 1886-1887; member, Republican State committee; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Fifty-eighth Congress in 1902; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-fifth Congress in 1916; delegate to the peace congress at Brussels in 1905; member of the commission to the Philippine Islands, 1910; member of the Panama Canal Commission, 1912; died on January 28, 1922, in the Knickerbocker Theater disaster in Washington, D.C.; interment in South Side Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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