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Benjamin M. Golder

Benjamin Martin Golder (December 23, 1891 – December 30, 1946) was Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania.

Benjamin M. Golder
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byGeorge W. Edmonds
Succeeded byGeorge W. Edmonds
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1891-12-23)December 23, 1891
Alliance, New Jersey
DiedDecember 30, 1946(1946-12-30) (aged 55)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School


Benjamin Golder was born in Alliance, New Jersey (near Vineland, New Jersey). He moved with his parents to Philadelphia in 1893. He graduated from the law department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1913.

He enlisted in the Naval Aviation Service during World War I and was honorably discharged as ensign after the Armistice. He became a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, serving from 1916 to 1924.

He was elected in 1924 as a Republican to the 69th Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932 and for election in 1940. He resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia until the Second World War. He was commissioned a captain in the United States Army on February 5, 1943, and served until discharged as a lieutenant colonel on July 1, 1945.

Golder was the younger brother of historian Frank A. Golder (1877–1929), an academic expert on the history of Imperial Russia.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Terence Emmons and Bertrand M. Patenaude (eds.), "Introduction" to War, Revolution, and Peace in Russia: The Passages of Frank Golder, 1914–1927. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1992; pp. xi–xi.
  • United States Congress. "Benjamin M. Golder (id: G000259)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George W. Edmonds
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
George W. Edmonds