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Andrew Charles SCHIFFLER

(1889-1970)

SCHIFFLER, Andrew Charles, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Wheeling, W.Va., August 10, 1889; attended the public schools; studied law in law offices in Wheeling, W.Va.; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Wheeling in 1913; referee in bankruptcy, northern district of West Virginia, 1918-1922; prosecuting attorney of Ohio County, W.Va., 1925-1932; chairman of the Ohio County Republican committee 1936-1938; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; elected to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Wheeling, W.Va., and remained active in his profession until his death there March 27, 1970; interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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

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