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Leon Harry GAVIN

(1893-1963)

GAVIN, Leon Harry, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., February 25, 1893; moved to Oil City, Pa., in 1915; during the First World War served in the United States Army as a sergeant in the Fifty-first Infantry Regiment of the Sixth Division; served on the Defense Council of Venango County; member of the State Board of Appeals of the Selective Service System; executive secretary of the Oil City Chamber of Commerce; member of the National Migratory Bird Conservation Commission 1958-1963; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his death in Washington, D.C., September 15, 1963; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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