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Robert James Corbett

congressman

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.

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