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William Scott Vare

William Scott Vare was an American construction contractor and Republican Party politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania in the U.S House and won a contested election to the United States Senate.

Career

  • In 1890 he started contracting with his two older brothers. By 1909, this contracting firm, known simply as "Vare Brothers," had contracts with the City of Philadelphia whose aggregate worth was over $100,000,000. Vare served (1912–27) in Congress but, elected (1926) to the U.S. Senate, was barred from his seat on the grounds of excessive campaign expenditures. He wrote My Forty Years in Politics (1933).

Politics

Party affiliation: Republican Party

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William Vare
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Born December 24, 1867
Died August 7, 1934
(aged 66)
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  • 1898
    member, City Council
  • 1902
    Recorder of Deeds
  • May 24, 1912 - March 4, 1927
    member, House of Representatives
    USA
  • November 7, 1922 - November 30, 1923
    member, Pennsylvania Senate
    USA
  • March 4, 1927 - December 6, 1929
    Senator-elect from Pennsylvania
    United States

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