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Fred Christian GARTNER

(1896-1972)

GARTNER, Fred Christian, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 14, 1896; attended the public schools and Brown Preparatory School in Philadelphia; served as a yeoman in the United States Naval Reserve in 1918 and 1919; was graduated from the law department of Temple University, Philadelphia in 1920; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Philadelphia; member of the State civil service commission at Philadelphia 1928-1932; served in the State house of representatives in 1933 and 1934; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940; resumed the practice of law; chairman of the board, Hol-Gar Manufacturing Corporation of Pennsylvania; died in Somers Point, N.J., September 1, 1972; interment in Chelten Hills Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.

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

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