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Edgar Raymond KIESS

(1875-1930)

KIESS, Edgar Raymond, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Warrensville, Lycoming County, Pa., August 26, 1875; attended the public schools; was graduated from Lycoming County Normal School, Muncy, Pa., in 1892; taught in the public schools of Lycoming County for two years; engaged in the newspaper publishing business in Hughesville in 1894; member of the State house of representatives 1904-1910; engaged in business in Williamsport in 1910; served as a trustee of Pennsylvania State College 1912-1930; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, until his death at his summer home at Eagles Mere, Pa., July 20, 1930; chairman, Committee on Insular Affairs (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses); interment Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, Pa.

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

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