Benjamin M. Golder

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Benjamin M. Golder
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933
Preceded by George W. Edmonds
Succeeded by George W. Edmonds
Personal details
Born (1891-12-23)December 23, 1891
Alliance, New Jersey
Died December 30, 1946(1946-12-30) (aged 55)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania Law School

Benjamin Martin Golder (December 23, 1891 – December 30, 1946) was Republican member of the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania.


Benjamin Golder was born in Alliance, New Jersey (near Vineland, NJ). He moved with his parents to Philadelphia in 1893. He graduated from the law department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1913.

He enlisted in the Naval Aviation Service during World War I and was honorably discharged as ensign after the armistice. He became a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, serving from 1916 to 1924.

He was elected in 1924 as a Republican to the 69th Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932 and for election in 1940. He resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia, PA until the Second World War. He was commissioned a captain in the United States Army on February 5, 1943, and served until discharged as a lieutenant colonel July 1, 1945.

Golder was the younger brother of historian Frank A. Golder (1877-1929), an academic expert on the history of Imperial Russia.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Terence Emmons and Bertrand M. Patenaude (eds.), "Introduction" to War, Revolution, and Peace in Russia: The Passages of Frank Golder, 1914-1927. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1992; pp. xi-xi.
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George W. Edmonds
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
George W. Edmonds