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Solomon Taylor NORTH

(1853-1917)

NORTH, Solomon Taylor, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Jefferson County, Pa., May 24, 1853; attended the public schools; taught school six years and served as a school director for twenty years; lumber merchant, farmer, and banker; member of the National Guard of Pennsylvania; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1898; director of the Punxsutawney National Bank; member of the board of education; member of the State house of representatives 1905-1907, 1911, and 1913; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1916; died near Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pa., October 19, 1917; interment in Circle Hill Cemetery.

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

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