John Phillips SAYLOR, Congress, PA (1908-1973)


SAYLOR, John Phillips, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, Pa., July 23, 1908; attended the public schools in Johnstown, Pa.; was graduated from Mercersburg Academy in 1925, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., in 1929, and Dickinson Law School, Carlisle, Pa., in 1933; was admitted to the bar in 1934 and commenced the practice of law in Johnstown, Pa.; elected city solicitor of Johnstown, Pa., in 1938 and served until 1940; enlisted in the United States Navy on August 6, 1943, commissioned a lieutenant (jg.) in 1943, and discharged in January 1946; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-first Congress, by special election, September 13, 1949, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert L. Coffey; reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from September 13, 1949, until his death in Houston, Tex., October 28, 1973; interment in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, Pa.

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