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Guy Edgar CAMPBELL

(1871-1940)

CAMPBELL, Guy Edgar, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Fetterman, Taylor County, W.Va., October 9, 1871; attended the grammar and high schools; moved to Pennsylvania with his parents, who located in Pittsburgh in 1889, and in Crafton Borough, Allegheny County, in 1893; attended Iron City Business College at Pittsburgh; was employed as a clerk in the offices of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Pittsburgh, Pa., until June 1896, when he resigned; was engaged in the general insurance business in Pittsburgh until 1903; was interested in the production of oil and gas in Pennsylvania and West Virginia; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses, and as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Labor (Sixty-eighth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; engaged in an advisory capacity in Washington, D.C.; died at Willoughby, Ohio, February 17, 1940; interment in Mount Union Cemetery, Robinson Township, Allegheny County, Pa.

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

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