Open main menu

David Emmert Brumbaugh (October 8, 1894 – April 22, 1977) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

David Emmert Brumbaugh
D. Emmert Brumbaugh (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
Brumbaugh as Potentate of Altoona, Pennsylvania's Jaffa Shrine, 1952
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947
Preceded byChester H. Gross
Succeeded byJames E. Van Zandt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd district
In office
November 2, 1943 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byJames E. Van Zandt
Succeeded byJ. Buell Snyder
Member of the Pennsylvania State Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1894-10-08)October 8, 1894
Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 22, 1977(1977-04-22) (aged 82)
Political partyRepublican

D. Emmert Brumbaugh was born in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania. He was a student of the International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and in 1914 he became interested in banking at Claysburg, Pennsylvania. During the First World War he served as a private in the Thirty-third Division, Fifty-eighth Brigade Headquarters, serving overseas in 1918 and 1919, where he served with his cousin, Dr. David Brumbaugh, who later died in a freak barnstorming accident. In 1921 he became interested in the lumber business and later established an insurance agency. He was a trustee of the Pennsylvania Industrial School in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, from 1939 to 1943.

Brumbaugh was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James E. Van Zandt. He was reelected to the Seventy-ninth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1946. He served as Secretary of Banking of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, from 1947 to 1951. He resumed his banking interests as president of the First National Bank of Claysburg. He was a delegate to 1956 Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania. He served in Pennsylvania State Senate from 1963 to 1967.


  • United States Congress. "D. Emmert Brumbaugh (id: B000976)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-01-24
  • D. Emmert Brumbaugh at The Political Graveyard
  • D. Emmert Brumbaugh at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James E. Van Zandt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
J. Buell Snyder
Preceded by
Chester H. Gross
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district

Succeeded by
James E. Van Zandt