George Robert WATKINS, Congress, PA (1902-1970)

WATKINS George Robert , a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Hampton, Va., May 21, 1902; attended the public schools of Hampton; learned the trade of shipfitter; went to Chester, Pa., in 1920 and organized the Chester Stevedoring Co., which was sold in 1931; in 1932 organized with a partner the Blue Line Transfer Co., operating a fleet of trucks to all points in the East; served a four-year term as sheriff of Delaware County, Pa., 1945-1948; member of the State senate for three four-year terms, 1949-1960; served a four-year term as county commissioner, 1960-1964; operated a farm in Delaware County and was a breeder of thoroughbred horses; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth, Ninetieth, and Ninety-first Congresses, serving from January 3, 1965, until his death in West Chester, Pa., August 7, 1970; interment in Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery, Birmingham Township, Pa.

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

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