Peter J. De Muth

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Group of legislators leaves White House after asking Franklin D. Roosevelt for $80,000,000 for flood control in Ohio Valley, March 7, 1938. front: l-r Joseph A. Dixon, James G. Polk, Eugene B. Crowe, G W Johnson, Lawrence E. Imhoff, rear l-r : Peter J. De Muth, Kent E. Keller, Brent Spence.

Peter Joseph De Muth (January 1, 1892 – April 3, 1993) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

Peter J. De Muth was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received a B.S. from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, and worked as a civil engineer from 1914 until his enlistment in the United States Navy as a chief machinist mate on July 15, 1918. He returned to Pittsburgh and was employed as a sales manager from 1919 to 1922. He was engaged in the real estate business and as a building contractor in 1922.

De Muth was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938. He resumed the real estate and building business in Pittsburgh until June 1949, when he moved to Los Angeles, California. He continued to work in the real estate, insurance, and building business, and was a resident of Laguna Hills, California, until his death.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
J. Twing Brooks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district

1937-1939
Succeeded by
Robert J. Corbett