Arthur Granville DEWALT, Congress, PA (1854-1931)


DEWALT, Arthur Granville, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bath, Northampton County, Pa., October 11, 1854; attended the common schools; was graduated from Keystone State Normal School in 1870 and from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., in 1874; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice at Allentown, Pa., in 1878; district attorney of Lehigh County 1880-1883; member of the State senate 1902-1910; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1904 and 1908; chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1909 and 1910; adjutant of the Fourth Regiment of the Pennsylvania National Guard for ten years; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1921); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1920; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress; resumed the practice of law at Allentown, Pa., where he died on October 26, 1931; interment in Fairview Cemetery.

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