John Irving WHALLEY, Congress, PA (1902-1980)

WHALLEY John Irving , a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Barnesboro, Cambria County, Pa., September 14, 1902; attended the public schools and Cambria Rowe Business College; engaged in the automobile, banking and coal businesses; member of advisory board of Johnstown College, University of Pittsburgh; chairman of Somerset County Redevelopment Authority and Windber Planning Commission; member of Windber School Board 1935-1947; member of the State house of representatives 1951-1955 and served in the State senate 1955-1960; appointed by President Nixon to serve as delegate to United Nations for the 1969 session; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the Eighty-seventh Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Douglas H. Elliott, and reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (November 8, 1960-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; died March 8, 1980, at Pompano Beach, Fla.; interment in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, Pa.

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

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