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Simon Walter STAUFFER


STAUFFER, Simon Walter, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Walkersville, Frederick County, Md., August 13, 1888; attended the public schools; attended Conway Hall, Carlisle, Pa., in 1906 and 1907; graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1912; moved to York, Pa., in 1915; engaged in the manufacture of lime, crushed stone, and refractory dolomite 1916-1936; trustee of Dickinson College from 1930 until his death; president of National Lime Association, Washington, D.C., 1936-1946; chairman of York City Housing Authority 1949-1952; vice president and chairman of executive committee, York County Gas Co., 1950-1960; owner of a large tract of woodland and engaged in timbering operations 1947-1960; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third Congress (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1955); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; elected to the Eighty-fifth Congress (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; resided in York, Pa., where he died September 26, 1975; interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

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

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