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John Hoover ROTHERMEL

(1856-1922)

ROTHERMEL, John Hoover, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Richmond Township, Berks County, Pa., March 7, 1856; attended the common schools and pursued an academic course at Brunner’s Business College, Reading, Pa.; taught school in Blandon Township 1876-1881; served as a member of the faculty at Brunner’s Scientific Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Reading, Pa.; assistant district attorney of Reading, Pa., 1886-1889; county solicitor of Berks County 1895-1898; unsuccessful candidate for judge of the court of common pleas in 1899; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1915); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce and Labor (Sixty-second Congress), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce (Sixty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914; resumed the practice of law; died in Reading, Pa., in August 1922; interment in the Charles Evans Cemetery.

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

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