Leon H. Gavin

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Leon Harry Gavin (February 25, 1893 – September 15, 1963) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Leon H. Gavin was born in Buffalo, New York, and moved to Oil City, Pennsylvania, in 1915. During the First World War he served in the United States Army as a sergeant in the Fifty-first Infantry Regiment of the 6th Infantry Division. He served on the Defense Council of Venango County, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the State Board of Appeals of the Selective Service System, the executive secretary of the Oil City Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the National Migratory Bird Conservation Commission from 1958 to 1963.[1]

He was elected as a Republican to the 78th United States Congress and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his death in Washington, D.C. He is interred in Arlington National Cemetery.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin Jarrett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district

Succeeded by
Francis E. Walter
Preceded by
John C. Kunkel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
S. Walter Stauffer
Preceded by
Edward L. Sittler, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Albert W. Johnson