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Fred Benjamin GERNERD

(1879-1948)

GERNERD, Fred Benjamin, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., November 22, 1879; attended the public schools; was graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., in 1901, from the school of political science of Columbia University, New York City, in 1903, and from the law school of Columbia University in 1904; was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Buffalo, N.Y.; returned to Allentown, Pa., in 1905; district attorney of Lehigh County 1908-1912; Pennsylvania Republican State committeeman 1912-1920; trustee of Franklin and Marshall College and of Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pa.; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Allentown, Pa.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1928; died in Allentown, Pa., August 7, 1948; interred in Trexlertown Cemetery, Trexlertown, Pa.

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

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