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Milton William SHREVE

(1858-1939)

SHREVE, Milton William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Chapmanville, Venango County, Pa., May 3, 1858; attended the Edinboro State Normal School and Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa.; was graduated from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa., in 1884; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Erie County and commenced practice in Erie, Pa.; district attorney of Erie County 1899-1902; member of the State house of representatives 1907-1912 and in the session of 1911 succeeded to the speakership; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Erie; also engaged in banking and interested in several manufacturing plants; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress; reelected as an Independent Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress and as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth through Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Erie, Pa., until his death there on December 23, 1939; interment in Erie Cemetery.

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

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