STRONG, Nathan Leroy, (1859 - 1939)


69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

STRONG, Nathan Leroy, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Troy (now Summerville), Jefferson County, Pa., November 12, 1859; attended the public schools; was a telegraph operator and railroad agent 1877-1894; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1891 and commenced practice in Brookville, Jefferson County, Pa., in 1893; district attorney of Jefferson County 1895-1900; engaged in the development of mineral lands in Jefferson and Armstrong Counties 1901-1916; president of the Mohawk Mining Co.; engaged in banking; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; resumed his former business activities; died in Brookville, Pa., December 14, 1939; interment in Brookville Cemetery.