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Herbert Wesley CUMMINGS

(1873-1956)

CUMMINGS, Herbert Wesley, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in West Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County, Pa., July 13, 1873; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Lewisburg (Pa.) High School in 1890; studied law; was admitted to the bar May 7, 1897, and commenced practice in Sunbury, Pa.; district attorney of Northumberland County in 1901 and 1904-1908; elected judge of the common pleas court of Northumberland County in 1911 and served ten years as president judge; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law until November 18, 1935, when he was appointed judge of Northumberland County; subsequently elected and served until January 7, 1946; resumed the practice of law; died in Sunbury, Pa., March 4, 1956; interment in Pomsret Manor Cemetery.

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

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