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Theodore Leo MORITZ

(1892-1982)

MORITZ, Theodore Leo, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, February 10, 1892; attended the parochial schools; graduated from St. Mary’s Institute, Dayton, Ohio, in 1913, and the University of Dayton, Ohio, in 1919; attended the law department of the Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1920-1923; engaged as a teacher in parochial schools in Dayton, Ohio, 1910-1913, in Cleveland, Ohio, 1913-1916, and in Duquesne University Prep School, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1918-1923; was admitted to the bar in 1924 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1925; secretary to the mayor of Pittsburgh 1933-1935; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1937); did not seek renomination as a Democrat, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination as a Republican in 1936 and for reelection as an Independent candidate to the Seventy-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., until his death on March 13, 1982.

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

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