09/12/1876 - 03/30/1968

ANDREWS, Hiram Gilbert, a Representative from Cambria County; born, Troy Grove, LaSalle County, Il., on September 12, 1876; reporter, Philadelphia North American; editorial director, Johnstown Democrat (1928-1941); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a member of the Independent Citizens Party in 1932; reelected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1934 and 1938; appointed, chair, Legislative Committee to Study the Public School System (1935-1936); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1936, 1940); reelected to the House as a Democrat in 1944 and served 8 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Minority Leader (1945-1954, 1958); elected, Speaker (1955-1956, 1959-1962); elected, Minority Whip (1957); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1945-1962: Subcommittee on Personnel of the House of Representatives, 1945-1946: Subcommittee on Executive Legislative Committee, 1947-1948: Subcommittee on Crime, 1949-1950: chair, Subcommittee on Uniform Laws, 1949-1950) appointed, General State Authority (1949-1950); appointed, State Highway and Bridge Authority Commission (1949-1950); appointed, Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1949-1956); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1961-1962); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1962); legislative consultant, Republican Caucus, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1962-1963); died, March 30, 1968 in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania; interred, Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. 

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