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John REBER

(1858-1931)

REBER, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in South Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, Pa., February 1, 1858; attended the public schools, and was graduated from the Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1875; taught school for several years and was later employed as a bookkeeper; deputy county treasurer of Schuylkill County 1882-1884; engaged in the manufacture of hosiery in Pottsville 1885-1917 and also interested in banking; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); chairman, Committee on Mileage (Sixty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1922; resumed banking activities in Pottsville, Pa., and served as president of the Reber Investment Co.; died in Pottsville, Pa., on September 26, 1931; interment in the Charles Baber Cemetery.

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

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