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Alvin Ray Bush (June 4, 1893 – November 5, 1959) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Alvin Ray Bush
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 17th district
In office
January 3, 1953 – November 5, 1959
Preceded byRichard M. Simpson
Succeeded byHerman T. Schneebeli
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1953
Preceded byRobert F. Rich
Succeeded byFrancis E. Walter
Personal details
Born(1893-06-04)June 4, 1893
Boggs Township, Pennsylvania
DiedNovember 5, 1959(1959-11-05) (aged 66)
Political partyRepublican


Alvin Bush was born on a farm in Boggs Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. At the age of thirteen started work as a laborer in Pennsylvania coal mines and later was an apprentice in a machine shop. During World War I, Bush served overseas as a corporal with the Five Hundred and Forty-first Motor Truck Company. He established an automobile repair business in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. Bush purchased a bus line serving Philipsburg and neighboring communities, and later becoming president and general manager of the Williamsport Transportation Co.[1] He operated a dairy farm in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, and served as director of Lowry Electric Co. and Muncy Valley Hospital.

Bush was elected as a Republican to the 82nd United States Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1951, until his death in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1959.


The Alvin R. Bush Dam on Kettle Creek, north of Renovo, Pennsylvania, is named in his honor.[2]

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  1. ^ "Williamsport Bureau of Transportation". Archived from the original on 2006-06-17. Retrieved 2006-06-23.
  2. ^ Army Corps of Engineers Archived 2007-02-14 at the Wayback Machine

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