Robert Grey BUSHONG, Congress, PA (1883-1951)


BUSHONG, Robert Grey, (grandson of Anthony Ellmaker Roberts), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., June 10, 1883; attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; was graduated from Yale University in 1903 and from the law school of Columbia University, New York City, in 1906; was admitted to the bar in 1906 and commenced practice in Reading, Pa.; member of the Pennsylvania house of representatives in 1908 and 1909; president judge of the orphansâ court of Berks County in 1914 and 1915; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1916 and 1924; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); was not a candidate for renomination in 1928; resumed the practice of law in Reading, Pa., and resided in Sinking Springs, Pa.; died in Reading, Pa., April 6, 1951; interment in Charles Evans Cemetery.

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