KINZER, John Roland, (1874 - 1955)


Roland Kinzer congressional campaign (detail), 1936, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

KINZER, John Roland, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born on a farm near Terre Hill in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pa., March 28, 1874; attended the public schools; was graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., in 1896; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Pa.; served as county solicitor of Lancaster County 1912-1923; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1928; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William W. Griest; reelected to the Seventy-second and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from January 28, 1930, to January 3, 1947; was not a candidate for renomination in 1946; resumed the practice of law; died in Lancaster, Pa., July 25, 1955; interment in Woodward Hill Cemetery.