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John Mary MORIN

(1868-1942)

MORIN, John Mary, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 18, 1868; moved with his parents to Pittsburgh, Pa.; attended the common schools; began work in a glass factory in 1882; employed in steel mills until 1885; moved to Missoula, Mont., in 1889 and engaged in mercantile pursuits, during which time he took a night course at Haskins’ Business College at Missoula and was graduated in 1892; returned to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; engaged in the hotel business; a director of the Washington Trust Co. since 1910; member of the Pittsburgh Common Council 1904-1906; delegate to the Republican State conventions 1905-1912; director of public safety in Pittsburgh 1909-1913; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1929); chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1928; appointed a commissioner of United States Employees Compensation Commission in Washington, D.C., and served from 1928 until his death; died in Marine Hospital, Baltimore, Md., March 3, 1942; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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

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