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John Crain Kunkel (July 21 1898July 27 1970) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvaniamarker. He was the grandson of John Christian Kunkel, great-grandson of John Sergeant, and great-great-grandson of Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant and Robert Whitehill.

He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvaniamarker, where he attended Harrisburg Academymarker. He also attended Phillips Academymarker in Andover, Massachusettsmarker. He graduated from Yale Universitymarker in New Havenmarker, in 1916, and from the law department of Harvard Universitymarker in Cambridge, MAmarker, in 1926. During the First World War he served in the Students' Army Training Corps

He was elected as a Republican to the 76th Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1950 but was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination for United States Senator. He served as county commissioner of Dauphin County, Pennsylvaniamarker from 1952 to 1956. He was elected as a Republican to the 87th Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Walter M. Mumma. He was reelected to the two succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on December 30, 1966. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1966.


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