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Benjamin Martin Golder

(1891 - 1946)

GOLDER, Benjamin Martin, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Alliance, near Vineland, Cumberland County, N.J., December 23, 1891; moved with his parents to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1893; attended the public schools and was graduated from the law department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1913; was admitted to the bar in 1914 and commenced practice in Philadelphia; enlisted in the Naval Aviation Service during the First World War and was honorably discharged as ensign after the armistice; member of the State house of representatives 1916-1924; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932 and for election in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia, Pa.; commissioned a captain in the United States Army on February 5, 1943, and served until discharged as a lieutenant colonel July 1, 1945; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in the banking business; died December 30, 1946, at Philadelphia, Pa.; interment in Mount Sinai Cemetery.

Sources: Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress