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Doctor Ivor David Fenton(August 3, 1889October 23, 1986) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvaniamarker.

Early life

Ivor Fenton was born in Mahanoy Citymarker (Buck Mountain), Pennsylvaniamarker. He attended Bucknell Universitymarker in Lewisburg, Pennsylvaniamarker, and graduated from Jefferson Medical Collegemarker in Philadelphiamarker, Pennsylvaniamarker, in 1912. He served an internship at Ashland State Hospital in Pennsylvania in 1912 and 1913, and then commenced the practice of medicine in Mahanoy City.

Military Service

He enlisted in the United States Army Medical Corps and was commissioned a lieutenant on August 8, 1917, rising later to the rank of captain. He served twenty months (eleven overseas) with the 315th Infantry, 79th Infantry Division. After his military service he returned to Mahanoy City to resume his medical practice.

Public Service

Fenton was elected as a Republican to the 76th United States Congress and to the eleven succeeding Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962.

After his time in Congress, he served as medical advisor to Secretary of Welfare of the State of Pennsylvania and as a medical consultant to State General Hospital, State of Pennsylvania. He retired in January 1968, and lived in Mahonoy City until his death in Sunbury, Pennsylvaniamarker.


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