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Henry Wilson Temple

Born: Mar 31, 1864

Death: Jan 11, 1955

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Henry Wilson Temple

Date of Birth : Mar 31, 1864
Date of Death : Jan 11, 1955
Birth Place : United States of America

Henry Wilson Temple was a Progressive and a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Temple was born in Belle Center, Ohio. He graduated from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, in 1883, and from the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 1887. Before his ordination to the ministry, he worked at Reformed Presbyterian congregations in and around Mankato, Kansas. After his ordination, he served as the pastor of churches in Jefferson County, Leechburg, and Washington, Pennsylvania. He worked as professor of political science at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, from 1898 to 1913. Temple was elected as a Progressive to the Sixty-third Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to succeed himself in 1914. However, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Brown, and was reelected to the Sixty-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932.


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