John C. Kunkel

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John C. Kunkel

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.

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

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