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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1939-1940 Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia


10/29/1895 - 06/24/1970

RHODES, Eugene Washington, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, October 29, 1895 in Camden, Kershaw County, SC; attended, Benedict College; B.S., Lincoln University, 1922; attended, University of Pennsylvania Law School; LL.B., Temple University Law School, 1926; lawyer; editor and publisher, Philadelphia Tribune; United States Assistant District Attorney (1926-1933); president, National Bar Association (1934-1935); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve the 1939 term; appointed, chair, State Commission to Study Conditions of the Urban Population (1939-1944); not a candidate for reelection to the House in the 1940 General election; appointed, Pennsylvania Parole Board; director, Philadelphia NAACP (1948-1962); died, June 24, 1970 in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Rhodes, Eugene Washington, “The Negro Press Takes Up Its Burden,” The Brown American (Philadelphia: Spring-Summer, 1942).