05/25/1905 - 01/24/1993

LAFORE, John Armand, Jr., a Representative from Montgomery County; born in Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pa., May 25, 1905; attended, Montgomery School; attended, Swarthmore College, 1923-1925; attended, University of Pennsylvania, 1925-1926; lieutenant commander, United States Navy (1942-1945, World War II); automobile dealer (1932-1957); elected, controller, Montgomery County (1948-1951); member, Lower Merion Township Republican Committee (treasurer, 1940-1942; chair, 1946-1948); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1951 term; reelected to serve 3 consecutive terms thereafter; resigned from the House, January 6, 1958; elected, United States Congress (November 5, 1957-1961); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to Congress (1960); president, aircraft company (1961-1964); vice-president, civil engineering company (1965-1966); employed, American Kennel Club (executive vice-president, 1968-1971; president, 1971-1979); died, January 24, 1993 in Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; interred, West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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After 4 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, John A. Lafore, JR. went on to serve in congress

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