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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Office Position District Party
1907-1908 Representative Democrat
1911-1912 Representative Democrat
 Counties   Union


03/05/1865 - 02/14/1950

DERSHEM, Franklin Lewis, a Representative from Union County; born in White Deer Township, Union County, Pa., March 5, 1865; graduated, Palm’s National Business College, Philadelphia, 1887; farmer; postmaster, United States Postal Service, Kelly Point, Pa. (1888-1890); operator, hardware business (1891-1913); traveling salesman; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1907 and 1911 terms; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1908); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1912); elected, United States Congress (1913-1915); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to Congress (1914); appointed, auditor, United States Bureau of Internal Revenue, Philadelphia (1915-1935); accountant, auditor and income tax specialist; appointed, United States Jury Commissioner, middle district federal courts (1938-1940); died, February 14, 1950 in Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania; interred, Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania.

After 2 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, FRANKLIN LEWIS DERSHEM went on to serve in congress