|Peter J. De Muth|
|Group of legislators leaves White House after asking Franklin D. Roosevelt for $80,000,000 for flood control in Ohio Valley, March 7, 1938. front: l-r Joseph A. Dixon, James G. Polk, Eugene B. Crowe, G W Johnson, Lawrence E. Imhoff, rear l-r : Peter J. De Muth, Kent E. Keller, Brent Spence.|
|Member of the United States House of Representatives|
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939
|Preceded by||J. Twing Brooks|
|Succeeded by||Robert J. Corbett|
|Born||January 1, 1892|
|Died||April 3, 1993 (aged 101)|
Laguna Hills, California
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Peter Joseph De Muth (January 1, 1892 – April 3, 1993) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Peter J. De Muth was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received a B.S. from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, and worked as a civil engineer from 1914 until his enlistment in the United States Navy as a chief machinist mate on July 15, 1918. He returned to Pittsburgh and was employed as a sales manager from 1919 to 1922. He was engaged in the real estate business and as a building contractor in 1922.
De Muth was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938. He resumed the real estate and building business in Pittsburgh until June 1949, when he moved to Los Angeles, California. He continued to work in the real estate, insurance, and building business, and was a resident of Laguna Hills, California, until his death.
References[edit | edit source]
- Peter J. De Muth at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- The Political Graveyard
|United States House of Representatives|
J. Twing Brooks
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 30th congressional district
Robert J. Corbett
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