Earl Hanley BESHLIN, Congress, PA (1870-1971)


BESHLIN, Earl Hanley, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Conewango Township, Warren County, Pa., April 28, 1870; graduated from Warren High School, Warren, Pa.; lawyer, private practice; elected burgess of Warren County, 1906-1909; borough solicitor of Warren County, Pa., 1914-1918; elected as a Democrat and Prohibitionist to the Sixty-fifth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Orrin D. Bleakley (November 6, 1917-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-sixth Congress in 1918; member and later chairman, Board of Education, Warren County, Pa., 1919-1935; hospital executive; died on July 12, 1971, in Warren, Pa.; interment in Oakland Mausoleum.

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