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Charles Hedding ROWLAND

(1860-1921)

ROWLAND, Charles Hedding, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Hancock, Washington County, Md., December 20, 1860; moved to Huntingdon County, Pa., in 1866 and to Houtzdale, Pa., in 1874; attended the public schools; president of the Moshannon Coal Mining Co. and of the Pittsburgh & Susquehanna Railroad Co.; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1918; died in Philipsburg, Centre County, Pa., on November 24, 1921; interment in the Philipsburg Cemetery.

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

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