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Joseph Anthony Gray (February 25, 1884 – May 8, 1966) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Joseph A. Gray
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 27th district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
Preceded byNathan Leroy Strong
Succeeded byHarve Tibbott
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1913-1914
Personal details
Born(1884-02-25)February 25, 1884
Susquehanna Township, Pennsylvania
DiedMay 8, 1966(1966-05-08) (aged 82)
Spangler, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materEastman College

BiographyEdit

Joseph Gray was born in Susquehanna Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Eastman College at Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1905. He served as a private in Company H, Fifth Infantry, United States Army, from 1900 to 1902 and in the United States Army Signal Corps in 1902 and 1903. After his service in the military, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1910 and commenced practice in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1913 and 1914. He served as president of the board of health from 1916 to 1920, and became a motion-picture exhibitor at Spangler, Pennsylvania, in 1920. He was school director of Spangler from 1930 to 1934 and a councilman from 1939 to 1943.

Gray was elected as a Democrat to the 74th and 75th Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1938 and 1940. He resumed the practice of law and also published The Conservative weekly newspaper. He died in Spangler, Pennsylvania, and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Joseph Anthony Gray (id: G000399)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nathan L. Strong
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 27th congressional district

1935-1939
Succeeded by
Harve Tibbott