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Edward Lowber STOKES


STOKES, Edward Lowber, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., September 29, 1880; attended the public schools and was graduated from St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H.; employed as a clerk for a trust company and later engaged as an investment dealer; unsuccessful candidate for election to the State house of representatives in 1930; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George S. Graham; reelected to the Seventy-third Congress and served from November 3, 1931, to January 3, 1935; was not a candidate for renomination but was a gubernatorial candidate in 1934, a candidate for Congress in 1950, and a candidate for mayor and councilman at large in 1952; engaged in investment banking until his retirement in 1955; resident of Newtown Square, Pa.; died November 8, 1964; interment in St. David’s Church Burial Grounds, Radnor Township, Pa.

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

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