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George P. Darrow scrapbooks


Held at: Germantown Historical Society [Contact Us]5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19144

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George Potter Darrow was a United States Representative from Pennsylvania. Born in Waterford, Connecticut in 1859, he graduated from Alfred University in 1880. In 1888 he moved to Philadelphia, where he engaged in banking, paint manufacture, and the insurance business. He served as school board president for Philadelphia, 1906-1909 and was a member of the Philadelphia Common Council, 1910-1915, before election to the United States Congress. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (1915-1937), lost the election in 1936, and then was reelected to the Seventy-sixth Congress (1939-1941). Darrow did not run for reelection in 1940, and passed away in 1943.


Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. "Darrow, George Potter, (1859-1943)." Accessed March 16, 2012.

This collection is comprised of 7 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings relating to Darrow's political career and issues with which he was involved dating from 1913 to 1936. Darrow worked to avert lay-offs at the Navy Yard, opposed Prohibition, and supported women's suffrage.

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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