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Daniel Knabb HOCH

(1866-1960)

HOCH, Daniel Knabb, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born on a farm near Reading, Pa., January 31, 1866; attended the public schools; served a printing apprenticeship on a Reading, Pa., newspaper; worked in various departments of a newspaper; member of the State house of representatives 1899-1901; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908; controller of Berks County, Pa., 1912-1916; trustee of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church since 1937; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; engaged in historical research; died in Reading, Pa., October 11, 1960; interment in Charles Evans Cemetery.

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

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