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  Focht, Benjamin Kurtz
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NameBenjamin Kurtz Focht
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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born March 12, 1863
DiedMarch 27, 1937 (74 years)
ContributorU Ole Polecat
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Jan 04, 2015 12:55am
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Infoa Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pa., March 12, 1863; attended the public schools, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa., Pennsylvania State College at State College, and Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa.; established the Lewisburg (Pa.) Saturday News in 1881, serving as editor and publisher until his death; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1889; served as an officer of the National Guard of Pennsylvania; member of the State house of representatives 1893-1897; served in the State senate 1901-1905; water supply commissioner of Pennsylvania 1912-1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth, Sixty-first, and Sixty-second Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; elected to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1923); chairman, Committee on War Claims (Sixty-sixth Congress), Committee on District of Columbia (Sixty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress and for nomination in 1924, 1926, 1928, and 1930, and also in 1932 for the unexpired term of Edward M. Beers in the Seventy-second Congress; resumed business activities in Lewisburg, Pa.; served as deputy secretary of the Commonwealth in 1928 and 1929; elected to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 27, 1937; interment in Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Pa.

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  11/03/1936 PA - District 18 Won 54.04% (+8.08%)
  11/06/1934 PA - District 18 Won 55.62% (+11.23%)
  11/08/1932 PA - District 18 Won 48.28% (+15.99%)
  11/02/1920 PA - District 17 Won 62.63% (+26.50%)
  11/05/1918 PA - District 17 Won 59.00% (+19.06%)
  11/07/1916 PA - District 17 Won 50.43% (+3.38%)
  11/03/1914 PA - District 17 Won 41.43% (+3.17%)
  11/05/1912 PA - District 17 Lost 39.62% (-11.17%)
  11/08/1910 PA District 17 Won 50.61% (+9.48%)
  11/03/1908 PA District 17 Won 62.85% (+25.70%)
  11/06/1906 PA District 17 Won 52.24% (+9.44%)
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