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David Emmert BRUMBAUGH

(1894-1977)

BRUMBAUGH, David Emmert, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Martinsburg, Blair County, Pa., October 8, 1894; attended the public schools of North Woodbury Township, Pa., and the summer normal school at Martinsburg, Pa.; student of the International Correspondence School of Scranton, Pa.; in 1914 became interested in banking at Claysburg, Pa.; during the First World War was a private in the Thirty-third Division, Fifty-eighth Brigade Headquarters, serving overseas in 1918 and 1919; in 1921 became interested in the lumber business and later established an insurance agency; trustee of the Pennsylvania Industrial School, Huntingdon, Pa., 1939-1943; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James E. Van Zandt; reelected to the Seventy-ninth Congress and served from November 2, 1943, to January 3, 1947; was not a candidate for renomination in 1946; secretary of banking of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pa., 1947-1951; resumed banking interests as president of the First National Bank of Claysburg; served in Pennsylvania State senate 1963-1967; resided in Claysburg, Pa., where he died April 22, 1977; interment in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Pa.

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

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