Robert J. Corbett

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This article is about the U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. For the Canadian politician, see Robert Corbett.
Robert Corbett
Robert James Corbett.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – April 25, 1971
Preceded by Irving Walley
Succeeded by John Heinz
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 29th district
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963
Preceded by Harmar Denny
Succeeded by District Eliminated
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 30th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1953
Preceded by Samuel Weiss
Succeeded by Vera Buchanan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 30th district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
Preceded by Peter De Muth
Succeeded by Thomas Scanlon
Personal details
Born (1905-08-25)August 25, 1905
Avalon, Pennsylvania
Died April 25, 1971(1971-04-25) (aged 65)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Alma mater Allegheny College
University of Pittsburgh
Profession Teacher, Politician

Robert James (Bob) Corbett (August 25, 1905–April 25, 1971) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

Robert Corbett was born in Avalon, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh. He was the brother of the interim Governor of Guam William Corbett. He graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania in 1927 and from the University of Pittsburgh in 1929. He worked as senior high-school instructor at Coraopolis, Pennsylvania from 1929 to 1938, and as an instructor in the Pittsburgh Academy Evening School in 1938.

He was elected as a Republican to the 76th United States Congress in 1938, but was unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940. After his defeat he served on the staff of Senator James J. Davis in Pittsburgh. He was elected Sheriff of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) and served from 1942 to 1944. He was elected to the 79th United States Congress in 1944 and served from January 3, 1945, until his death in Pittsburgh on April 25, 1971.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Irving Walley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district

1963-1971
Succeeded by
John Heinz
Preceded by
Harmar Denny
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 29th congressional district

1953-1963
Succeeded by
District Eliminated
Preceded by
Samuel Weiss
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 30th congressional district

1945-1953
Succeeded by
Vera Buchanan
Preceded by
Peter De Muth
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 30th congressional district

1939-1941
Succeeded by
Thomas Scanlon