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John William DITTER

(1888-1943)

DITTER, John William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., September 5, 1888; attended the public schools and was graduated from the law department of Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1913; was admitted to the bar the same year; professor of history and commerce in the Philadelphia high schools 1912-1925; moved to Ambler, Pa., in 1925 and commenced the practice of law; served as workmen’s compensation referee for eastern Pennsylvania in 1929; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in an airplane crash near Columbia, Lancaster County, Pa., on November 21, 1943; interment in Whitemarsh Memorial Cemetery, Prospectville, Montgomery County, Pa.

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

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