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John Buell Snyder

also known as J. Buell Snyder


John Buell Snyder was a Democratic Party member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Snyder was elected from the 24th District of Pennsylvania as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in Pittsburgh, aged 69.


Snyder, John Buell was born on July 30, 1879 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States.


He attended summer sessions of Harvard University, and Columbia University in New York City.

He graduated from the Lock Haven Teachers College in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.


He worked as principal of schools at Stoyestown, Rockwood, and Berlin in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, from 1901 to 1906, and of Perry Township Union High School from 1906 to 1912

He was the western Pennsylvania manager for an educational publisher from 1912 to 1932, and a member of the board of education of Perry Township, Pennsylvania[disambiguation needed], from 1922 to 1932. He was legislative representative for Pennsylvania school directors during sessions of the Pennsylvania General Assembly from 1921 to 1923, and a member of the National Commission of One Hundred for Study and Survey of Rural Schools in the United States from 1922 to 1924.


Member 73d to 79th Congresses (1933-1946), 23d Dist. Member National Commn. Member Board of Edn; member Postwar Mil.