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John DALZELL

(1845-1927)

DALZELL, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New York City April 19, 1845; moved with his parents to Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1847; attended the common schools and the Western University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pa.; was graduated from Yale College with the class of 1865; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh, Pa.; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on Pacific Railroads (Fifty-first Congress), Committee on Rules (Sixty-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1912; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1904 and 1908; Regent of the Smithsonian Institution 1906-1913; retired in Washington, D.C.; died while on a visit to Altadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 2, 1927; interment in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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

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