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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




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1897-1898 Republican
1921-1922 Republican
1923-1924 Republican
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1929-1930 Republican
 Counties   Potter


11/27/1868 - 08/01/1949

WELLS, John Walter, a Representative from Potter County; born, November 27, 1868 in Oswayo, Potter County, Pa.; graduated, Mansfield Normal School (now Mansfield University of Pennsylvania); attended, Alfred University; graduated, Cornell University Law School, 1890; teacher (1887-88); attorney; director, Empire Gas and Fuel Company; director, Coudersport & Port Allegany Railroad Company; chair, Potter County Republican Committee (1894, 1915-1917); elected, State Republican Committee (1895); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1896 and served 1 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1898); reelected to the House in 1920 and served 4 consecutive terms thereafter; not a successful candidate for reelection to the House (1930); died, August 1, 1949 in Coudersport, Potter County, Pennsylvania; interred at Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport, Potter County, Pennsylvania.