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George Potter Darrow (February 4, 1859 – June 7, 1943) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

George P. Darrow
George P. Darrow (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
Preceded byIra W. Drew
Succeeded byHugh Scott
In office
March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1937
Preceded byThomas S. Butler
Succeeded byIra W. Drew
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byJames Washington Logue
Succeeded byGeorge Austin Welsh
Personal details
Born(1859-02-04)February 4, 1859
Waterford, Connecticut
DiedJune 7, 1943(1943-06-07) (aged 84)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Alma materAlfred University

George Darrow was born in Waterford, Connecticut. He graduated from Alfred University in Alfred, New York, in 1880. He moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1888 and engaged in banking, in the manufacture of paints, and in the insurance business. He was president of the Twenty-second Sectional School Board of Philadelphia 1906–09, and a member of the Philadelphia Common Council 1910–15.

Darrow was elected to Congress as a Republican in 1914 to the 64th Congress and served until he was succeeded January 3, 1937. He had been an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936. He was elected to the 67th Congress and served from January 3, 1939 to January 3, 1941. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1940.

Darrow died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,[1] and is buried there at Ivy Hill Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ex-Congressman Dies; Heat Prostration Victim". The Pittsburgh Press. United Press (UP). June 7, 1943. p. 20. Retrieved January 12, 2019.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
J. Washington Logue
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

1915–1923
Succeeded by
George A. Welsh
Preceded by
Thomas S. Butler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district

1923–1937
Succeeded by
Ira W. Drew
Preceded by
Ira W. Drew
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district

1939–1941
Succeeded by
Hugh Scott