Grant Furlong

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Robert G. Furlong
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 25th district
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byCharles I. Faddis
Succeeded byLouis E. Graham
Personal details
Born(1886-01-04)January 4, 1886
Roscoe, Pennsylvania
DiedMarch 19, 1973(1973-03-19) (aged 87)
Donora, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materState Teachers College
Jefferson Medical College

Robert Grant Furlong (January 4, 1886 – March 19, 1973) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

Furlong was born in Roscoe, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the State Teachers College in California, Pennsylvania, in 1904 and from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1909. He taught school at Roscoe, PA, in 1904 and 1905, and practiced medicine in Donora, Pennsylvania, from 1910 to 1968. During the First World War, Furlong served as a first lieutenant with the Two Hundred and Eightieth Ambulance Company, Twentieth Division. He served as a burgess of Donora from 1922 to 1926 and again in 1941 and 1942. He served as postmaster of Donora from 1933 to 1938.

Furlong was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1944. He resumed the practice of medicine, and was elected sheriff of Washington County, Pennsylvania, serving from 1945 to 1961.

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Grant Furlong (id: F000432)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-02-22
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles I. Faddis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 25th congressional district

1943–1945
Succeeded by
Louis E. Graham