John C. Kunkel

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Not to be confused with John Christian Kunkel.
John C. Kunkel
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th district
In office
May 16, 1961 – December 30, 1966
Preceded by Walter M. Mumma
Succeeded by Edwin D. Eshleman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1951
Preceded by Richard M. Simpson
Succeeded by Walter M. Mumma
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1945
Preceded by Guy J. Swope
Succeeded by Leon H. Gavin
Personal details
Born (1898-07-21)July 21, 1898
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Died July 27, 1970(1970-07-27) (aged 72)
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Alma mater Yale University
Harvard Law School

John Crain Kunkel (July 21, 1898 – July 27, 1970) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. He was the grandson of John Christian Kunkel, great-grandson of John Sergeant, and great-great-grandson of Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant and Robert Whitehill.

Early life and career[edit]

He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he attended Harrisburg Academy. He also attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University in New Haven, in 1916, and from the law department of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, in 1926. During the First World War he served in the Students' Army Training Corps

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

He was elected as a Republican to the 76th Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1950 but was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination for United States Senator. He served as county commissioner of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania from 1952 to 1956. He was elected as a Republican to the 87th Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Walter M. Mumma. He was reelected to the two succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on December 30, 1966. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1966.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Guy J. Swope
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district

1939–1945
Succeeded by
Leon H. Gavin
Preceded by
Richard M. Simpson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district

1945–1951
Succeeded by
Walter M. Mumma
Preceded by
Walter M. Mumma
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

1961–1966
Succeeded by
Edwin D. Eshleman