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Richard Murray SIMPSON

(1900-1960)

SIMPSON, Richard Murray, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Huntingdon, Pa., August 30, 1900; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1923 and from Georgetown Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1942; during the First World War served as a private in the Three Hundred and First Company, Tank Corps; engaged in the insurance business 1923-1937; served in the State house of representatives 1935-1937; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Benjamin K. Focht; reelected to the Seventy-sixth and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from May 11, 1937, until his death in Bethesda, Md., January 7, 1960; interment in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon, Pa.

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

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