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Thomas Weir TEMPLETON

(1867-1935)

TEMPLETON, Thomas Weir, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa., November 8, 1867; attended the public schools and was graduated from Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1899 but did not practice; prothonotary of Luzerne County 1904-1907; engaged in business as a florist at Kingston; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1919); was not a candidate for renomination in 1918; superintendent of grounds and buildings at the State capitol in 1920-1923; resumed the florist business in Kingston, Pa.; died in Plymouth, Pa., September 5, 1935; interment in Edgehill Cemetery, West Nanticoke, Pa.

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

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