02/27/1920 - 03/18/1997

KEMP, William L., a Representative from Northumberland County; born in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pa., February 27, 1920; graduated, Shamokin High School, 1938; graduated, Bucknell University, 1951; first lieutenant, 692nd Airborne Machine Gun Battery, United States Army (1941-1946; World War II; 7 Battle Stars recipient); colonel, United States Army Reserves (1947-1971; Korean War; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1947 term and served 2 consecutive terms; unsuccessful  campaign for reelection to the House in the 1950 General election; textile and hat manufacturer, Kemp Manufacturing Company (1955-1980); died, March 18, 1997 in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; interred, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. 

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