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Arthur Granville Dewalt

Arthur Granville Dewalt (October 11, 1854 – October 26, 1931) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district from 1915 to 1921.

Arthur G. Dewalt
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921
Preceded byJohn H. Rothermel
Succeeded byFred Benjamin Gernerd
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 16th district
In office
1902–1910
Preceded byHarry Gibson Stiles
Succeeded byJames A. Miller
Personal details
Born(1854-10-11)October 11, 1854
Bath, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 26, 1931(1931-10-26) (aged 77)
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materLafayette College

BiographyEdit

Arthur G. Dewalt was born in Bath, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Keystone State Normal School in 1870 and from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1874 and was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity.

He studied law under John D. Stiles, was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice at Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1878. He was district attorney of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, from 1880 to 1883. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1883 and to all the courts of Philadelphia in 1888.[1]

He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 16th district from 1903 to 1910. In 1906, he lead the investigation of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Graft Scandal.[2] He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1904 and 1908, and chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1909 and 1910. He served as adjutant of the Fourth Regiment of the Pennsylvania National Guard for ten years.

Dewalt was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1920. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1926. He resumed the practice of law at Allentown, where he later died. He is interred at Fairview Cemetery in Allentown.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leonard, John W. (1908). Who's who in Pennsylvania: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporaries. New York: L.R. Hamersly & Company. p. 198. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Arthur Granville Dewalt". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Arthur Granville Dewalt". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 19 October 2019.

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