George Wharton Pepper

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George Wharton Pepper (1867-1961) was appointed as a Republican US Senator for Pennsylvania in 1922 after the death of the incumbent and ran for the same seat in the November election. His experience as a lawyer helped him mediate a major labor dispute and he argued a case in front of the US Supreme Court while in office. He also served on the Banking and Currency, Foreign Relations, Library of Congress, Military Affairs, and Naval Affairs committees. Pepper served Pennsylvania until March 1927, after losing in the 1926 Republican primary.  His papers are housed at the University of Pennsylvania's University Archive's and Records Center.  


Penn Biographies. (2013). George Wharton Pepper (1867-1961), University of Pennsylvania University Archives. Retrieved September 11, 2014, from

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