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Arthur Granville Dewalt


 

Sessions

Session Year Position District Party
1903 16 Democrat
1905 16 Democrat
1907 16 Democrat
1909 16 Democrat
 Counties   Lehigh

Biography

1854 - 1931

Arthur Granville Dewalt was born in Bath, Northampton County, Pa., October 11, 1854, the son of Reuben and Annie Bieber Dewalt; he attended  common schools; Keystone State Normal School, Kutztown, in 1870; and graduated from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. in 1874; he studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1877; and opened a private practice at Allentown, Pa., in 1878.  Dewalt was elected district attorney of Lehigh County, 1880-1883; member of the state Senate 1902-1910; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1904 and 1908; lead investigator on the (Pa) Capitol Graft Scandal Investigation, 1906; chaired the Democratic State committee in 1909 and 1910; adjutant of the Fourth Regiment of the Pennsylvania National Guard for ten years; elected as a Democrat to Congress 1915-1921; declined to be a candidate for re-nomination in 1920; unsuccessful congressional candidate in 1926; resumed the practice of law at Allentown, Pa., where he died on October 26, 1931; interred in Fairview Cemetery.