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Henry Wilson TEMPLE

(1864-1955)

TEMPLE, Henry Wilson, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Belle Center, Logan County, Ohio, March 31, 1864; attended the common schools; was graduated from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pa., in 1883 and from the Covenanter Theological Seminary, Allegheny, Pa., in 1887, pastor of churches at Baxter, Leechburg, and Washington, Pa.; professor of political science at Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa., 1898-1913; elected as a Progressive to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to succeed himself in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William M. Brown; reelected to the Sixty-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from November 2, 1915, to March 3, 1933; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; professor of international relations in Washington and Jefferson College from 1933 until his retirement in 1947; died in Washington, Pa., January 11, 1955; interment in Washington Cemetery.

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

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