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Charles Isiah FADDIS

(1890-1972)

FADDIS, Charles Isiah, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio, June 13, 1890; moved with his parents to Waynesburg, Green County, Pa., in 1891; attended the public schools and Waynesburg (Pa.) College; was graduated from the agricultural department of Pennsylvania State College at State College in 1915; served as a sergeant in the Tenth Infantry, Pennsylvania National Guard, on the Mexican border in 1916; served during the First World War with the Forty-seventh Regiment, United States Infantry, and the Fourth Ammunition Train; rose to rank of lieutenant colonel of Infantry; served in the Army of Occupation in Germany; awarded the Purple Heart Medal; engaged in the general contracting business in Waynesburg, Pa., 1919-1926; attended United States Army Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kans., in 1930; broker of oil and gas properties 1926-1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his resignation on December 4, 1942, to enter the United States Army; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; during the Second World War was a colonel in the United States Army; awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star; engaged in raising Hereford cattle, producing oil and gas, and operating coal mines; died in Matzatlan, Mexico, April 1, 1972; interment in Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville, Pa.

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

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