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Charles Elmer DIETRICH

(1889-1942)

DIETRICH, Charles Elmer, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pa., July 30, 1889; attended the public and high schools; was graduated from Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pa., in 1907; owned and operated a theater 1914-1942; engaged in agricultural pursuits 1924-1942; prothonotary and clerk of the courts of Wyoming County 1920-1935; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; resumed former business pursuits; died in Tunkhannock, Pa., May 20, 1942; interment in Sunnyside Cemetery.

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

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