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Orrin Dubbs Bleakley

Orrin Dubbs Bleakley
Bleakley circa 1915
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th district
In office
March 4, 1917 – April 3, 1917
Preceded by Samuel H. Miller
Succeeded by Earl H. Beshlin
Personal details
Born (1854-05-05)May 5, 1854
Franklin, Pennsylvania
Died December 3, 1927(1927-12-03) (aged 73)
Political party Republican

Orrin Dubbs Bleakley (May 5, 1854 – December 3, 1927) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography

Bleakley was born on May 5, 1854 in Republican National Convention in 1904, and served as chairman of the Venango County Republican committee.

Upon his election to Congress in November 1915, Bleakley became the first government official to fly from his home state to DC. The trip was made in a 75-horsepower Curtiss biplane from Philadelphia, piloted by Sergeant William C. Ocker, on leave from the United States Aviation Corps at the time. The trip took 3:15 hours, including an unscheduled stop in a wheatfield in Maryland.[1]

Bleakley was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress and served from 4 March to 3 April 1917, when he resigned without having qualified. His resignation came after he was convicted and fined under the Federal Corrupt Practices Act of 1910. Bleakley's offense—he had spent more than the allotted $5,000 on his campaign. He resumed banking in Franklin. He died in Robinson, Illinois on December 3, 1927. Interment in Franklin Cemetery in Franklin, Pennsylvania.

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References

  1. ^ Venango County Historical Society. Venango County 2000: The Changing Scene. VCHS, Franklin. 2000. p.127-128.
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel H. Miller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district

1917
Succeeded by
Earl H. Beshlin
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