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Edward Gay ROHRBOUGH

(1874-1956)

ROHRBOUGH, Edward Gay, a Representative from West Virginia; born in 1874, near Buckhannon, Upshur County, W.Va.; attended the public schools and West Virginia Wesleyan College at Buckhannon; graduated from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., in 1900 and from Harvard University in 1906; later studied at the University of Chicago; instructor at West Virginia Wesleyan College and at West Virginia University at Morgantown; taught school in Brookville, Pa., in 1900 and 1901, and at Glenville (W.Va.) State Normal School 1901-1907; vice president of Fairmont (W.Va.) State Teachers College in 1907 and 1908; president of Glenville (W.Va.) State Teachers College 1908-1942; also engaged in banking; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; elected in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; died in Washington, D.C., December 12, 1956; interment in Stalnaker Cemetery, Glenville, W.Va.

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

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