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Lewis Kirby ROCKEFELLER

(1875-1948)

ROCKEFELLER, Lewis Kirby, a Representative from New York; born in Schenectady, N.Y., November 25, 1875; attended the public schools; was graduated from New York State College, Albany, N.Y., in 1898; principal of grammar school at North Germantown, N.Y.; employed in finance bureau of New York State Department of Public Instruction 1898-1904; chief accountant, municipal accounts bureau, in State comptroller’s office, 1905-1915; deputy State tax commissioner 1915-1921; deputy State commissioner of taxation and finance 1921-1933; engaged in accounting and auditing business in 1933; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1936; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Philip A. Goodwin; reelected to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses and served from November 2, 1937, to January 3, 1943; was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed activities as an accountant and tax consultant in Chatham, N.Y.; died in Canaan, N.Y., on September 18, 1948; interment in Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook, N.Y.

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

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