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Ivor David FENTON

(1889-1986)

FENTON, Ivor David, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Mahanoy City (Buck Mountain), Schuylkill County, Pa., August 3, 1889; attended the public schools, and Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa.; was graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1912; served an internship at Ashland (Pa.) State Hospital in 1912 and 1913; commenced the practice of medicine in Mahanoy City, Pa., in 1914; enlisted in the United States Army Medical Corps and was commissioned a lieutenant August 8, 1917, rising later to the rank of captain; served twenty months (eleven overseas) with the Three Hundred and Fifteenth Infantry, Seventy-ninth Division; returned to Mahanoy City to resume his medical practice; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixty and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; medical advisor to secretary of welfare, State of Pennsylvania, and medical consultant to State General Hospital, State of Pennsylvania, from March 1964 to January 1968, when he retired; was a resident of Mahanoy City, Pa., until his death in Sunbury, Pa., October 23, 1986; interment in German Protestant Cemetery, Mahonoy Township.

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

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