Earl Chudoff

Earl Chudoff (November 15, 1907 – May 17, 1993) was an American lawyer and jurist who served five terms as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania from 1949 to 1958.

Earl Chudoff
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 5, 1958
Preceded byFranklin J. Maloney
Succeeded byRobert N. C. Nix Sr.
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1907-11-15)November 15, 1907
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedMay 17, 1993(1993-05-17) (aged 85)
Political partyDemocratic

Early life and careerEdit

Earl Chudoff was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in economics in 1929 and from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1932.

He worked as a building and loan examiner for the Pennsylvania State Department of Banking from 1936 to 1939.

World War IIEdit

He served as chief boatswain's mate in the United States Coast Guard Reserve from December 1942 to September 1945.

Political careerEdit

He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1941 to 1948.


Chudoff was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress, defeating incumbent Republican Congressman Franklin J. Maloney, and was re-elected to the four succeeding Congresses, beginning on January 3, 1949.

He resigned on January 5, 1958, having been elected judge of the Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas No. 1 (defeating the incumbent, Joseph L. Kun in the 1957 election). He served in that capacity until his resignation in 1974.


He died in Philadelphia in 1993.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Earl Chudoff (id: C000386)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-5-17
  • "Earl Chudoff, Representative From Pa., Dies", The Washington Post, May 19, 1993.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by