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John Crain Kunkel (July 21, 1898 – July 27, 1970) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. He was the grandson of John Christian Kunkel, great-grandson of John Sergeant, and great-great-grandson of Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant and Robert Whitehill.

John C. Kunkel
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th district
In office
May 16, 1961 – December 30, 1966
Preceded byWalter M. Mumma
Succeeded byEdwin D. Eshleman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1951
Preceded byRichard M. Simpson
Succeeded byWalter M. Mumma
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byGuy J. Swope
Succeeded byLeon H. Gavin
Personal details
Born
John Crain Kunkel

(1898-07-21)July 21, 1898
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
DiedJuly 27, 1970(1970-07-27) (aged 72)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Alma materYale University
Harvard Law School

Early life and careerEdit

He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he attended Harrisburg Academy. He also attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University in New Haven, in 1916, and from the law department of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, in 1926. During the First World War he served in the Students' Army Training Corps

U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit

He was elected as a Republican to the 76th Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1950 but was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination for United States Senator. He served as county commissioner of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania from 1952 to 1956. He was elected as a Republican to the 87th Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Walter M. Mumma. He was reelected to the two succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on December 30, 1966. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1966.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "John C. Kunkel (id: K000341)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard

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