04/26/1921 - 04/01/2006

KERLIN, Merrill Welch, a Representative from Fulton County; born, April 26, 1921 in Burnt Cabins, Fulton County, Pa.; attended, Dublin Township Consolidated School; graduated, Hustontown High School, 1939; B.A., history, Temple University, 1946; J.D., Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State Dickinson Law), 1947; first lieutenant, bombardier, Air Corps, United States Army (1943-1945, World War II; European Theatre Ribbon with 4 Battle Stars, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, American Defense Ribbon recipient); attorney; elected, District Attorney, Fulton County (21 years); director, president and board chair, Fulton County National Bank and Trust Company (40 years); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican for the 1953 term; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House for the 1955 term; died, April 1, 2006, McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania; interred, Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania.

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