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Herman Peter Eberharter (April 29, 1892–September 9, 1958) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvaniamarker.


Herman P. Eberharter was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniamarker. During the First World War, he served in the United States Army as a private in the Twentieth Infantry and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He was a member of the Officers’ Reserve Corps with rank of captain. He graduated from Duquesne Universitymarker Law School in Pittsburgh in 1925. He became a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1935 and 1936.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the ten succeeding Congresses. He served from January 3, 1937, until his death in Arlington, Virginiamarker. In 1945, Ebeharter introduced the legislation that gave official Congressional approval of the Pledge of Allegiance. Beginning with the 78th United States Congress, he sat as a member of the United States House Committee on Ways and Means.

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  1. University of Rochester - Francis Bellamy
  2. House Ways and Means Committee

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