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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1931-1932 Democrat
1933-1934 Democrat
1935-1936 Majority Floor Leader Democrat
 Counties   Berks


10/30/1888 - 03/06/1968

RUTH, Frank W.,  a Representative from Berks County; born in Quakertown, Bucks County, Pa., October 30, 1888; graduated Perkiomen School, 1915; graduated, Central Theological Seminary, 1918; farmer; cigar maker; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1931 term and served 3 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Leader (1935-1936); appointed, Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1935-1936); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1937-1960); appointed, Joint Legislative Commission to Investigate Philadelphia Courts (1937-1938); appointed, Joint Legislative Sub-Committee on Cooperatives (1945-1946); appointed, Commission to Study School System (1945-1946); appointed, Joint Legislative Committee on Retirement Systems and Laws (1947-1948); appointed, Joint Legislative Historical Committee (1947-1948); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1957-1960); not a candidate for reelection, State Senate (1960); died, March 6, 1968 in Berks County, Pennsylvania; interred, St. Thomas Cemetery, Bernville, Berks County, Pennsylvania.