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Don Hilary Gingery

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Don Hilary Gingery (February 19, 1884 – October 15, 1961) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Don H. Gingery
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
Preceded byJacob Banks Kurtz
Succeeded byJames E. Van Zandt
Personal details
Born(1884-02-19)February 19, 1884
Woodland, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 15, 1961(1961-10-15) (aged 77)
Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materOhio Northern University

BiographyEdit

Don Gingery was born in Woodland, Pennsylvania, and moved to Clearfield, Pennsylvania, in 1892. He attended the Mercersburg Academy, and the Ohio Northern University at Ada, Ohio. He was engaged in the hardware and mine-supply business from 1902 to 1934, and also as a civil engineer in 1903. Gingery was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1915 and 1916. He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard, in grades from private to captain from 1902 to 1906. He was chairman of the Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, Democratic committee in 1916 and 1917, and a member of the Democratic State committee in 1919 and 1920. He was a member of the official delegation attending the inauguration of President Manuel L. Quezon of the Philippines at Manila, in 1935.

Gingery was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938. He was associated with the Bituminous Coal Division of the Coal Mines Administration, and the Solid Fuels Administration for War of the United States Department of the Interior, at Altoona, Pennsylvania, from 1939 to 1946. He was a delegate to 1948 Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania. He died in Clearfield and is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Don Hilary Gingery (id: G000224)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
J. Banks Kurtz
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district

1935–1939
Succeeded by
James E. Van Zandt