SHARP, Edgar Allan, (1876 - 1948)


SHARP, Edgar Allan, a Representative from New York; born in Patchogue, Suffolk County, N.Y., June 3, 1876; attended the public and high schools; engaged as a clerk in the post office at Patchogue, N.Y., 1898-1906 and served as assistant postmaster 1906-1918; in charge of construction work for the Knights of Columbus in France and England from April 1918 to January 1920; engaged in the real estate and insurance business in Patchogue, N.Y., and as real estate appraiser for Suffolk County 1920-1944; auctioneer 1929-1944; also interested in banking; member of the zoning and planning board of Brookhaven, N.Y., 1930-1933; supervisor of Brookhaven, N.Y., 1935-1943; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); was not a candidate for renomination in 1946; resumed his former business pursuits; died in Patchogue, N.Y., November 27, 1948; interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Coram, N.Y.