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Edward John BONIN

(1904-1990)

BONIN, Edward John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pa., December 23, 1904; attended the parochial and public schools of Hazleton; served in the United States Navy 1922-1926; graduated from Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pa., in 1929, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1933, and Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1937; studied law; was admitted to the bar in February 1938 and began practice in Hazleton, Pa.; served in the United States Army 1942-1944; resumed law practice; assistant district attorney of Luzerne County 1949-1952; mayor of Hazleton, Pa., 1951-1953; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third Congress (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1955); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; assistant to Philadelphia regional director, Post Office Department, from February 1955 to March 1963; general attorney, Post Office Department, Washington, D.C., from March 1963 to December 1966; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Hazleton, Pa., until his death on December 20, 1990.

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

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