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George Austin WELSH

(1878-1970)

WELSH, George Austin, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Bay View, Cecil County, Md., August 9, 1878; attended the country schools and the public schools of Philadelphia, Pa.; took business and academic courses at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.; engaged as a legislative stenographer and reporter from 1895 to 1901; graduated from the law department of Temple University in 1905; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Philadelphia; secretary to the mayor of Philadelphia in 1905 and 1906; assistant solicitor for Philadelphia in 1906 and 1907; assistant district attorney for Philadelphia County 1907-1922; secretary of Temple University 1914-1938, began serving as first vice president in 1938; president of the Republican district executive committee 1914-1932; attended officers’ training camp at Fort Niagara, N.Y., 1917; member of the Board of Education of Philadelphia County 1921-1932; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his resignation May 31, 1932, having been appointed judge of the United States district court for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, in which capacity he served until 1957, when he retired as judge to become senior judge; chairman, Committee on Industrial Arts and Expositions (Sixty-ninth Congress); resided in Media, Pa., where he died October 22, 1970; cremated; ashes interred at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala-Cynwyd, Pa.

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

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