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Louis Edward GRAHAM

(1880-1965)

GRAHAM, Louis Edward, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pa., August 4, 1880; moved with his parents to Beaver, Pa., in 1893; attended preparatory school and Beaver (Pa.) High School; was graduated from Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa., in 1901; served as deputy sheriff of Beaver County, Pa., 1903-1906; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1906 and commenced practice in Beaver, Pa.; district attorney of Beaver County 1912-1924 and deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania 1924-1927; chief legal adviser of the former sixth Federal prohibition district 1927-1929; served as United States attorney for the western district of Pennsylvania November 7, 1929, to September 1, 1933; special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States in the Pittsburgh, Pa., vote-fraud cases 1934-1936; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1955); chairman, Joint Committee on Immigration and Nationality Policy (Eighty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Beaver, Pa.; died in the Rochester, Pa., Hospital November 9, 1965; interment in Beaver Cemetery, Beaver, Pa.

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

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