Edward Lowber Stokes

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 8 Nov 1964 (aged 84)
Willistown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Wayne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 14391083 View Source
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US Congressman. He worked in banking and financial services, becoming a member of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange as a principal in Edward Lowber Stokes and Company. In 1930 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, but in 1931 he was the successful Republican nominee for the US House of Representatives in a special election held to fill the vacancy caused when George S. Graham died. He was elected to a full term in 1932 and served from November, 1931 to January, 1935. In 1934 he ran unsuccessfully for Governor. In 1950 he ran unsuccessfully for the US House, and in 1952 he was an unsuccessful candidate for Philadelphia Mayor. In 1955 he moved to Newtown Square, where he lived in retirement. Stokes was also a civic activist, donating money to restore the historic Christ Church Cemetery, and contributing to numerous other community causes. Stokes was also a historian, and edited 1937's "Letters of John Welsh, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of St. James."

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