John Francis HARTER, Congress, NY (1897-1947)


HARTER, John Francis, a Representative from New York; born in Perry, Wyoming County, N.Y., September 1, 1897; attended the public schools; during the First World War served in the United States Army at Officersâ Training Camp, Camp Lee, Va.; was graduated from the law department of the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y., in 1919; was admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Buffalo; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Buffalo and resided in Eggertsville, N.Y., until his death there on December 20, 1947; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.

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