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Robert Lee DAVIS


DAVIS, Robert Lee, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., October 29, 1893; educated in the public schools; graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I.; Pennsylvania Railroad, 1910-1932; United States Navy, during World War I; assistant executive director of the Republican central campaign committee of Philadelphia, 1928-1932; director of the Republican city committee, 1932-1935; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative George A. Welsh (November 8, 1932-March 3, 1933); was not a candidate for election to the Seventy-third Congress in 1932; businessman; real-estate broker; commissioner, Pinellas County Commission, Fla., 1962-1967; died on May 5, 1967, in Timonium, Md.; remains were cremated.

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

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