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Joseph Ridgway GRUNDY

(1863-1961)
Senate Years of Service:
1929-1930
Party:
Republican

GRUNDY, Joseph Ridgway, a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Camden, N.J., on January 13, 1863; attended private and public schools and Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.; engaged in the textile industry and in banking at Bristol, Pa., and became president of a large woolen manufacturing concern; served as president of and lobbyist for the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association 1909-1930; appointed on December 11, 1929, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the refusal of the Senate to seat William S. Vare and served from December 11, 1929, to December 1, 1930, when a duly elected successor qualified; was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to fill this vacancy; engaged in the textile industry and banking in Bristol, Pa.; died in Nassau, Bahamas, March 3, 1961; interment in Beechwood Cemetery, Hulmeville, Pa.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Hutton, Ann. The Pennsylvanian: Joseph R. Grundy. Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1962.

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

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