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Philip Andrew TRAYNOR

(1874-1962)

TRAYNOR, Philip Andrew, a Representative from Delaware; born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., May 31, 1874; attended the public schools, Goldey Business College, Wilmington, Del., and the University of Delaware at Newark; was graduated in 1895 from the dental department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia and commenced the practice of dentistry in Wilmington, Del.; member of the State board of dentistry 1918-1943, serving as chairman of the board since 1922; delegate to the State Democratic convention in 1936; vice president and member of the board of trustees of Ferris Industrial School for Boys 1938-1942; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of his chosen profession; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; resumed the practice of dentistry at Wilmington, Del., where he died December 5, 1962; interment in Cathedral Cemetery.

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

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