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John Buell SNYDER

(1877-1946)

SNYDER, John Buell, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born on a farm in Upper Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County, Pa., July 30, 1877; attended the public schools, and the summer sessions of Harvard University, and Columbia University, New York City; was graduated from Lock Haven (Pa.) Teachers College; principal of schools at Stoyestown, Rockwood, and Berlin, Somerset County, 1901-1906, and of Perry Township Union High School 1906-1912; western Pennsylvania manager for an educational publisher, 1912-1932; member of the board of education of Perry Township, Pa., 1922-1932; legislative representative for Pennsylvania school directors during sessions of the State legislature 1921-1923; member of the National Commission of One Hundred for Study and Survey of Rural Schools in the United States 1922-1924; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in Pittsburgh, Pa., on February 24, 1946; interment in Mount Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis, Pa.

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

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