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John Phillips Saylor

John Phillips Saylor, American congressman. Recipient National Parks Association award, 1954; National Conservation award, 1958; named Outstanding Conservationist of Year, Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers’ Association, 1964; Conservationist for 1964, National Wildlife Federation; Bernard M. Baruch Conservation award, 1967, Isaac Walton League Conservation award, 1970.

Background

  • Saylor, John Phillips was born on July 23, 1908 in Somerest County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Tillman K. and Minerva (Phillips) Saylor.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Franklin and Marshall College, 1929. Bachelor of Laws, Dickinson Law School, 1933. Doctor of Laws, St. Francis College.

    Career

    • Former partner Spence, Custer, Saylor & Wolfe. Member 81st (special election September 1949) and 82d Congresses from 26th Pennsylvania District, 83d to 92d Congresses from 22d Pennsylvania District. Member Executive Committee Republican Congressional Committee President, director Johnstown Federal Savings & Loan Association.

    Membership

    Member 81st (special election September 1949) and 82d Congresses from 26th Pennsylvania District, 83d to 92d Congresses from 22d Pennsylvania District. Member Executive Committee Republican Congressional Committee President, director Johnstown Federal Savings & Loan Association. Member Public Land Law Review Commission.

    Member National Forest Reservation Commission Trustee Massanutten Academy, Woodstock, Virginia. Served with United States Navy Reserve, World World War II. Member American, Pennsylvania, Cambria County bar associations, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Amvets.

    Member United Church Christ. Mason (33 degree). Elk.

    Connections

    • Married Grace Doerstler, 1937. Children: John Phillips II, Susan Kathleen.
    • father: Tillman K. Saylor
    • mother: Minerva (Phillips) Saylor
    • spouse: Grace Doerstler
    • children: John Phillips II Saylor
    • Susan Kathleen Saylor
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    Born July 23, 1908
    Died October 28, 1973
    (aged 65)
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