Robert Fleming Rich

Robert Fleming Rich

Birth
Woolrich, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Apr 1968 (aged 84)
Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Woolrich, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section A Lot MB
Memorial ID 7765730 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Mercersburg Academy in 1902, attended Dickinson College (1903-06) and engaged in the woolen-mills business in Woolrich, Pennsylvania. He also engaged in banking, manufacturing enterprises and was a delegate to Republican National Conventions. He served as a member on the board of trustees of Dickinson College, Lock Haven Teachers College, Lock Haven Hospital and of Lycoming College. In 1930, he was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edgar R. Kiess, reelected to the Seventy-second Congress and to the next five succeeding Congresses, serving until 1943. Not seeking re-nomination, he was again elected to the Seventy-ninth, Eightieth, and Eighty-first Congresses, serving (1945-51). After leaving Congress, he was president of Woolrich Woolen Mills, (1951-64) and chairman of the board (1964-66).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 15 Aug 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7765730
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Fleming Rich (23 Jun 1883–28 Apr 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7765730, citing Woolrich Cemetery, Woolrich, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .