Robert E. Difenderfer Edit Profile
He attended the common schools and studied dentistry and practiced this profession for fourteen years in Lewisburg and Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
He built and operated the first woolen mill at Tianjin, China. He returned to the United States in August 1900, where he engaged in the wholesale lumber business and as a contractor at Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Difenderfer was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1914, 1916, and 1918. He was engaged in the retail confectionery business at Jenkintown, and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1923. Interment in Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd.
Member 62d and 63d Congresses (1911-1915), 8th Pennsylvania District.