11/07/1888 - 06/18/1955

FISS, Ira T., a Representative from Snyder County; born, November 7, 1888 in Shamokin Dam, Snyder County, Pa.; attended, Susquehanna University Prep, 1907; businessman; contractor; elected, burgess, Shamokin Dam (2 terms); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1937 term (Sworn-In on December 1, 1936); reelected to the House to serve 5 more consecutive terms; elected, Speaker (1943-1946); appointed, General State Authority Commission (1939-1940); appointed, State Council of Defense (1943-1946); appointed, Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1943-1946; Subcommittee on Liquor Problems, 1943-1944; Sub-Committee on Uniform Laws, 1943-1946; Sub-Committee on Taxation, 1943-1946); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1943-1948; chair, 1943-1946; Sub-Committee on Administrative Agencies, 1947-1948); appointed, Potomac River Basin Commission; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1948); died, June 18, 1955 in Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania; interred, West Side Cemetery, Shamokin Dam, Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

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