05/21/1871 - 06/04/1943

HABGOOD, Robert Patton, a Representative from McKean County; born in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., May 21, 1871; graduated, Renovo High School, 1887; employed, Pennsylvania Railroad (1888-1898; general timekeeper, 1891-1898); tea and coffee salesman (1898); advertising solicitor (1899), editor and business manager (1900-1902), president, editor and publisher (1903-1909), Bradford Evening Star; secretary and treasurer, Pennsylvania State Editorial Association (1905-1943); editor and publisher, Bradford Record (1909-1943); director, International Advertising Association; national counselor, American Institute of Civics; elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives in 1906 and 1914; president, Pennsylvania Republican State Committee (1908-1909); postmaster, United States Postal Service, Bradford (1911); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1908, 1916); unsuccessful campaign, Governor of Pennsylvania (1918); died, June 4, 1943 in Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania; interred, Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania. 

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