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Robert James Corbett

Robert James Corbett, American congressman. awarded Wallace research fellowship in history, University of Pittsburgh, 1927-1929. Member Pennsylvania State Education Association, National Forensic League, Civic.

Background

  • Corbett, Robert James was born on August 25, 1905 in Avalon, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Samuel James and Martha (Henderson) Corbett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Allegheny College, 1927. Master of Arts, University of Pittsburgh, 1929. Student Columbia, summer, 1929.

      Doctor of Laws, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1965.

    Career

    • One daughter, Eleanor Louise (Mistress Dunbar). Instructor of history, Coraopolis (Pennsylvania) Senior High School, 1929-1939, Pittsburgh Academy Evening School, 1938. Member 76th to 82d Congresses, 30th Pennsylvania District, 83-87th Congresses, 29th Pennsylvania District.

      Member of 88th-91st Congresses 18th District Pennsylvania. Youngest sheriff of Allegheny County, 1941-1945. Former editor, public North Pittsburgh Times.

      Owner professional basketball team P.Hs. Raiders, 1940s. United States representative North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentarians Conference, 1957-1960, awarded Wallace research fellowship in history, University of Pittsburgh, 1927-1929.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member Pennsylvania State Education Association, National Forensic League, Civic. Clubs: Kiwanis, Lions.

    Connections

    • Married Ruthe Ethel McClintock, May 24, 1926.
    • father: Samuel James Corbett
    • mother: Martha (Henderson) Corbett
    • spouse: Ruthe Ethel McClintock
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    Born August 25, 1905
    Died April 25, 1971
    (aged 65)
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