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Robert J. Corbett

Robert James (Bob) Corbett (August 25, 1905 – April 25, 1971) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Robert Corbett
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – April 25, 1971
Preceded byIrving Walley
Succeeded byJohn Heinz
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 29th district
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963
Preceded byHarmar Denny
Succeeded byDistrict Eliminated
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 30th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953
Preceded bySamuel Weiss
Succeeded byVera Buchanan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 30th district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
Preceded byPeter De Muth
Succeeded byThomas Scanlon
Personal details
Born(1905-08-25)August 25, 1905
Avalon, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 25, 1971(1971-04-25) (aged 65)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Alma materAllegheny College
University of Pittsburgh
ProfessionTeacher, Politician

BiographyEdit

Robert Corbett was born in Avalon, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh. He was the brother of the interim Governor of Guam William Corbett. He graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania in 1927 and from the University of Pittsburgh in 1929. He worked as senior high-school instructor at Coraopolis, Pennsylvania from 1929 to 1938, and as an instructor in the Pittsburgh Academy Evening School in 1938.

He was elected as a Republican to the 76th United States Congress in 1938, but was unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940. After his defeat he served on the staff of Senator James J. Davis in Pittsburgh. He was elected Sheriff of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) and served from 1942 to 1944. He was elected to the 79th United States Congress in 1944 and served from January 3, 1945, until his death from a heart attack in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 25, 1971.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bob Corbett: a hard-working dedicated man". North Hills News Record. April 28, 1971.

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