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Benjamin JARRETT

(1881-1944)

JARRETT, Benjamin, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Sharon, Mercer County, Pa., July 18, 1881; attended the public schools of Wheatland, Pa.; worked as a telegraph operator and later as foreman in a steel mill; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Farrell, Mercer County, Pa.; city solicitor of Farrell, Pa., 1910-1930; served in the State senate 1911-1913; member of the Pennsylvania State Workmen’s Compensation Board 1919-1923; served as chairman of Mercer County Republican committee; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1943); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed the practice of law; died, while on a visit, in Zanesville, Ohio, July 20, 1944; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Sharon, Pa.

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

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