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William Henry COLEMAN

(1871-1943)

COLEMAN, William Henry, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in North Versailles Township, Allegheny County, Pa., December 28, 1871; attended the public schools; was graduated from Columbian University (now George Washington University) Law School; mayor of McKeesport, 1906-1909; clerk of courts, Allegheny County, 1909-1915; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912; was admitted to the bar on November 10, 1913, and commenced practice in Pittsburgh, Pa.; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died in McKeesport, Pa., June 3, 1943; interment in Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg, Pa.

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

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