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William Thomas GRANAHAN

(1895-1956)

GRANAHAN, William Thomas, (husband of Kathryn Elizabeth Granahan), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 26, 1895; attended parochial schools and La Salle Extension University at Chicago, Ill.; during the First World War served as a private in the Fourth Army Corps and served in the Army of Occupation in Germany in 1918 and 1919; engaged in the building business 1925-1929; member of the State Democratic committee 1938-1942; State supervisor of inheritance tax in 1940 and 1941; chief disbursing officer of the State treasury 1941-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; engaged in the building business; elected to the Eighty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1949, until his death in Darby, Pa., May 25, 1956; had been renominated in the April 1956 primary election; interment in Saint Bernard Cemetery, Easton, Pa.

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

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