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  Guffey, Joseph F.
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NameJoseph F. Guffey
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born December 29, 1870
Died March 06, 1959 (88 years)
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InfoGUFFEY, Joseph F, .a Senator from Pennsylvania; born at Guffey’s Station, Westmoreland County, Pa., December 29, 1870; attended the public schools in Greensburg, Pa., Princeton Preparatory School in Princeton, N.J., and Princeton University; employed in the United States Postal Service at Pittsburgh, Pa., 1894-1899; secretary of a public utilities company 1899-1901 and general manager 1901-1918; also financially interested in the production of coal and oil; during the First World War served as a member of the War Industries Board, Petroleum Service Division, and as a director in the Bureau of Sales in the Alien Property Custodian’s Office; member of the Democratic National Committee 1920-1932; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1934; reelected in 1940 and served from January 3, 1935, to January 3, 1947; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946; chairman, Committee on Mines and Mining (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-ninth Congresses); retired and resided in Washington, D.C., until his death there on March 6, 1959; interment in West Newton Cemetery, West Newton, Westmoreland County, Pa.




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  11/05/1946 PA US Senate Lost 39.81% (-19.44%)
  05/21/1946 PA US Senate - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1940 PA US Senate Won 51.79% (+4.43%)
  11/06/1934 PA US Senate Won 50.78% (+4.32%)
  05/15/1934 PA US Senate - D Primary Won 75.87% (+58.87%)
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