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Robert James CORBETT

(1905-1971)

CORBETT, Robert James, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Avalon (Pittsburgh), Pa., August 25, 1905; attended the public schools; was graduated from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., in 1927 and from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1929; senior high-school instructor at Coraopolis, Pa., 1929-1938; instructor in the Pittsburgh (Pa.) Academy Evening School in 1938; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; served on the staff of Senator James J. Davis in Pittsburgh; sheriff of Allegheny County, Pa., 1942-1944; elected to the Seventy-ninth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1945, until his death in Pittsburgh, Pa., April 25, 1971; interment in Union Dale Cemetery.

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

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