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Orrin Dubbs BLEAKLEY

(1854-1927)

BLEAKLEY, Orrin Dubbs, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Franklin, Venango County, Pa., May 15, 1854; attended the common schools, the local academy of his native city, and the University of Bonn, in Prussia; engaged in banking with his father until 1876; interested in the production of oil from 1876 to 1883; organized the Franklin Trust Company in the latter year, and became its president; delegate at large to the Republican National Convention in 1904; served as chairman of the Venango County Republican committee; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress and served from March 4 to April 3, 1917, when he resigned without having qualified; resumed banking in Franklin, Pa.; died in Robinson, Ill., December 3, 1927; interment in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Pa.

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

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