Sedgwick Kistler

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Sedgwick Kistler
Member of the
Democratic National Committee
from Pennsylvania
In office
May 20, 1928 – May 22, 1936[1]
Preceded by Joe Guffey
Succeeded by George Earle
Personal details
Died April 28, 1952[2]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bertha Kaul
Children Gertrude

Sedgwick Kistler was a Democratic political figure from Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.

Kistler represented Pennsylvania as its Democratic National Committeeman from 1928 through 1936.

In 1930, he was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate seat left vacant by the disqualification of William Vare,[3] but lost to Labor Secretary James Davis in one of the most lopsided defeats in state history.[4]


  1. ^ "Earle Victory in Committee Election Seen". The Reading Eagle. May 22, 1936. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  2. ^ "House of grief and mystery". The Express. October 30, 2008. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "Sedgwick Kistler Chosen By Democrats To Lead In Fight To Oust Joseph Grundy". The Gettysburg Compiler. March 1, 1930. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  4. ^ "PA US Senate Special Election". Our Campaigns. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Joe Guffey
Member of the Democratic National Committee
from Pennsylvania

Succeeded by
George Earle
Preceded by
William Wilson
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
(Class 3)

Succeeded by
Lawrence Rupp