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Don GINGERY

(1884-1961)

GINGERY, Don, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Woodland, Clearfield County, Pa., February 19, 1884; moved to Clearfield, Pa., in 1892; attended the public schools of Clearfield, Pa., Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy, and Ohio Northern University at Ada; was engaged in the hardware and mine-supply business from 1902 to 1934; also engaged as a civil engineer in 1903; member of the State house of representatives in 1915 and 1916; served in the Pennsylvania National Guard, in grades from private to captain, 1902-1906; chairman of the Clearfield County Democratic committee in 1916 and 1917; member of the Democratic State committee in 1919 and 1920; member of the official delegation attending the inauguration of President Manuel Quezon of the Philippine Republic at Manila, in 1935; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; associated with the Bituminous Coal Division, the Coal Mines Administration, and the Solid Fuels Administration for War of the United States Department of the Interior, at Altoona, Pa., 1939-1946; died in Clearfield, Pa., October 15, 1961; interment in Hillcrest Cemetery.

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

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