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John Armand LAFORE, Jr.

(1905-1993)

LAFORE, John Armand, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bala, Montgomery County, Pa., May 25, 1905; attended the Montgomery County schools; student at Swarthmore College in 1923 and 1925 and the University of Pennsylvania in 1925 and 1926; automobile dealer in Philadelphia 1932 to 1957; former comptroller of Montgomery County, Pa., and former chairman of the Lower Merion Township Committee; served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy 1942-1945; member of the State house of representatives 1950-1957; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel K. McConnell, Jr.; reelected to the Eighty-sixth Congress and served from November 5, 1957, to January 3, 1961; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1960; president of aircraft company in Willow Grove, Pa., 1961-1964; vice president, Day and Zimmerman of Philadelphia, Pa., 1965-1966; executive vice president, American Kennel Club, 1968-1971, and president, 1971-1979; was a resident of Villanova, Pa., until his death on January 24, 1993.

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

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