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George Milton RHODES

(1898-1978)

RHODES, George Milton, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., February 24, 1898; attended Reading public schools; during the First World War served in the United States Army; printer, Reading Eagle Co., 1913-1927; business manager, Reading Labor Advocate, 1927-1942; A.F. of L. labor representative; editor and manager of The New Era, 1942-1949; president of Federated Trades Council, A.F. of L. Central Labor Union 1928-1951; member of the Reading Housing Authority 1938-1948; delegate to Socialist National Conventions in 1928 and 1932, and to Democrat National Conventions in 1952 and 1956; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1969); was not a candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; resided in Reading, Pa., where he died October 23, 1978; interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton, Pa.

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

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