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Kathryn Elizabeth Granahan
Birth: Dec. 7, 1894
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1979
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

US Congresswoman. A member of the Democratic Party, she served in the US House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 2nd district for four terms from November 1956 until January 1963. Born Kathryn Elizabeth O'Hay in Easton, Pennsylvania, she graduated from Mount St. Joseph Collegiate Institute (later Chestnut Hill College) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was supervisor of public assistance in the State Auditor General's Department, and liaison officer between that department and Department of Public Assistance, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1940 to 1943. In 1956 she was elected by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, William T. Granahan. During her time in Congress she served as chair of the House Subcommittee on Postal Operations, and worked with Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield to pass the Granahan bill that allowed for the seizure and detention of the mail of anyone suspected of trafficking in obscenity. In 1962 she did not become a candidate for reelection. Immediately after leaving Congress, she was appointed Treasurer of the United States and served from January 1963 until November 1966. She died in Norristown, Pennsylvania at the age of 84. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
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  William Thomas Granahan (1895 - 1956)*
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Gethsemane Cemetery
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Nov 20, 2002
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Kathryn Elizabeth Granahan
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Kathryn Elizabeth Granahan
Added by: Robert Hendershot
Kathryn Elizabeth Granahan
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Thank you for your public service in the US House of Representatives. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Nov. 5, 2014

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Dec. 7, 2013
Rest in peace.
 Added: Dec. 27, 2012
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