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Daniel Knabb Hoch (January 31, 1866 – October 11, 1960) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Daniel K. Hoch
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947
Preceded byIvor D. Fenton
Succeeded byFrederick Augustus Muhlenberg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th district
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byGuy L. Moser
Succeeded byWilson D. Gillette
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1899–1901
Personal details
Born(1866-01-31)January 31, 1866
Reading, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 11, 1960(1960-10-11) (aged 94)
Reading, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic

BiographyEdit

Daniel Hoch was born on a farm near Reading, Pennsylvania. He served a printing apprenticeship on a Reading newspaper and worked in various departments of the newspaper. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1899 to 1901, and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908. He was controller of Berks County, PA from 1912 to 1916, and a trustee of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church since 1937. He was elected as a Democrat to the 78th and 79th Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Daniel K. Hoch (id: H000668)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Guy L. Moser
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district

1943–1945
Succeeded by
Wilson D. Gillette
Preceded by
Ivor D. Fenton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district

1945–1947
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Muhlenberg