Leon Harry Gavin – Sergeant, United States Army Member of Congress

Courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives:

Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., February 25, 1893; moved to Oil City, Pa., in 1915; during the First World War served in the United States Army as a sergeant in the Fifty-first Infantry Regiment of the Sixth Division; served on the Defense Council of Venango County; member of the State Board of Appeals of the Selective Service System; executive secretary of the Oil City Chamber of Commerce; member of the National Migratory Bird Conservation Commission 1958-1963; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his death in Washington, D.C., September 15, 1963; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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