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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Office Position District Party
1933-1934 Representative Republican
1935-1936 Representative Republican
 Counties   Lebanon


05/25/1891 - 04/05/1968

HORST, Miles, a Representative from Lebanon County; born in Schaefferstown, Lebanon County, Pa., May 25, 1891; graduated, Millersville State Normal School (now Millersville University of Pennsylvania), 1909; B.S., The Pennsylvania State (University) College, 1914; M.A., Columbia University, 1915; farmer; managing editor, Pennsylvania Grange News; associate editor, Pennsylvania Farmer; appointed member, Pennsylvania Joint Committee on Rural Electrification; appointed member, Pennsylvania Farm Show Commission; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1932 and 1934; appointed, chair, Legislative Committee to Investigate Public Relief in Pennsylvania (1935-1936); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1936); Secretary, State Agricultural Defense Council (World War II); appointed, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (1941-1953); appointed, Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1949-1950: Subcommittee on Agriculture and Subcommittee on Conservation); elected, chair, Pennsylvania State Republican Committee (1954-1956); staff assistant, United States Secretary of Agriculture, Ezra T. Benson (1956-1961); special assistant,  Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton (1963-1967); died, April 5, 1968 in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland; interred, Schaefferstown Cemetery, Schaefferstown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

Archival Collections

Miles Horst Papers, 1941-1953, (various record groups), Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg.