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George M. WERTZ

(1856-1928)

WERTZ, George M., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa., July 19, 1856; attended the public schools, Ebensburg (Pa.) Academy, and the National Normal School, Lebanon, Ohio; taught school 1876-1884; school director 1886-1894; county commissioner 1893-1896; sheriff of Cambria County 1897-1901; member of the State senate 1908-1912, serving as president pro tempore in 1911 and 1912; organized and directed the Johnstown (Pa.) Daily Leader 1911-1917; comptroller of Cambria County 1914-1916; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1924; engaged in the real estate business until his death in Johnstown, Pa., November 19, 1928; interment in Grand View Cemetery.

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

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