Benjamin Jarrett

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Benjamin Jarrett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 30th district
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943
Preceded by Denis J. Driscoll
Succeeded by Leon H. Gavin
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1911–1913
Personal details
Born (1881-07-18)July 18, 1881
Sharon, Pennsylvania
Died July 20, 1944(1944-07-20) (aged 63)
Zanesville, Ohio
Political party Republican

Benjamin Jarrett (July 18, 1881 – July 20, 1944) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

Benjamin Jarrett was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He worked as a telegraph operator and later as foreman in a steel mill. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Farrell, Pennsylvania. He was city solicitor of Farrell from 1910 to 1930. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1911 to 1913. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Workmen’s Compensation Board from 1919 to 1923. He served as chairman of Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Republican committee.

Jarrett was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-seventh Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1942. He resumed the practice of law, and died, while on a visit to Zanesville, Ohio. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Sharon, Pennsylvania.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Denis J. Driscoll
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 30th congressional district

1937–1943
Succeeded by
Leon H. Gavin