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Robert Grant FURLONG

(1886-1973)

FURLONG, Robert Grant, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Roscoe, Washington County, Pa., January 4, 1886; attended the public schools at Roscoe, Pa.; was graduated from State Teachers College, California, Pa., in 1904 and from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1909; taught school at Roscoe, Pa., in 1904 and 1905; practiced medicine in Donora, Pa., 1910-1968; during the First World War served as a first lieutenant with the Two Hundred and Eightieth Ambulance Company, Twentieth Division; burgess of Donora, Pa., 1922-1926 and in 1941 and 1942; postmaster of Donora, Pa., 1933-1938; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of medicine; elected sheriff of Washington County, Pa., in 1945, 1949, 1953, 1957, and again in 1961 for a four-year term; retired and resided in Donora, Pa., where he died March 19, 1973; interment in Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Pa.

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

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