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Alvin Ray BUSH

(1893-1959)

BUSH, Alvin Ray, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born on a farm in Boggs Township, Clearfield County, Pa., June 4, 1893; attended the public schools; at the age of thirteen started work as a laborer in Pennsylvania coal mines and later was an apprentice in a machine shop; during the First World War served overseas as a corporal with the Five Hundred and Forty-first Motor Truck Company; established an automobile repair business in Philipsburg, Pa.; purchased a bus line serving Philipsburg and neighboring communities, later becoming president and general manager of the Williamsport Transportation Co.; operated a dairy farm in Lycoming County, Pa.; director of Lowry Electric Co. and Muncy Valley Hospital; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1951, until his death in Williamsport, Pa., November 5, 1959; interment in Twin Hills Cemetery, near Montoursville, Pa.

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

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