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John Roland Kinzer (March 28, 1874 – July 25, 1955) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

J. Roland Kinzer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947
Preceded byCharles L. Gerlach
Succeeded byPaul B. Dague
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th district
In office
January 28, 1930 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byWilliam Walton Griest
Succeeded byJohn W. Murphy
Personal details
Born(1874-03-28)March 28, 1874
Terre Hill, Pennsylvania
DiedJuly 25, 1955(1955-07-25) (aged 81)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Alma materFranklin & Marshall College


J. Roland Kinzer was born on a farm near Terre Hill, Pennsylvania in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1896. He served as county solicitor of Lancaster County from 1912–1923, and as a delegate to the 1928 Republican National Convention. He was elected as a Republican to the seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William W. Griest. He was reelected to the seventy-second Congress and to the seven succeeding Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1946.


  • United States Congress. "J. Roland Kinzer (id: K000231)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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