Photo credit:

George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington D.C.


Sessions Office Position District Party
1915-1916 Representative Democrat
Counties Lehigh


04/22/1887 - 02/1968

DIEFENDERFER, Ralph Edgar, a Representative from Lehigh County; born in Orefield, Lehigh County, Pa., April 22, 1887; graduated, Perkiomen Seminary; teacher; employed, general merchandise store; school director, North Whitehall Township (1911-1913); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1915 term; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House for the 1917 term; laboratory assistant; employed, Lehigh County; died in February of 1968 in New Jersey.