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Thomas ROLPH

(1885-1956)

ROLPH, Thomas, a Representative from California; born in San Francisco, Calif., January 17, 1885; attended the public schools; graduated from Humboldt Evening High School; in 1912 founded a building materials sales agency, which he headed until his death; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; returned to his building material sales agency; died in San Francisco, Calif., May 10, 1956; interment in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, Calif.

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

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