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GERLACH, Charles Lewis, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bethlehem, Northampton
County, Pa., September 14, 1895; attended the public schools of Bethlehem, Pa.;
moved to Allentown, Pa., in 1914; organizer, and later president, of a fuel and
heating supply company; Republican State committeeman in 1936 and 1937; elected
as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses and
served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Allentown, Pa., May 5, 1947;
interment in Greenwood Cemetery.