Ira Walton DREW, Congress, PA (1878-1972)


DREW, Ira Walton, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Hardwick, Caledonia County, Vt., August 31, 1878; attended the public schools and Hardwick Academy; apprenticed as a printer, becoming a journeyman in 1899; newspaper reporter in Burlington, Vt., 1899-1906; reporter and news editor in Boston, Mass., 1906-1908; was graduated from Philadelphia (Pa.) College of Osteopathy in 1911 and began the practice of osteopathy in Philadelphia the same year; member of the faculty of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathy 1912-1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; member of the board of trustees, Philadelphia College of Osteopathy; resumed the practice of osteopathy in Philadelphia where he died February 12, 1972; interment in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville, Pa.

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