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Edward G. Rohrbough

Edward Gay Rohrbough was a Republican United States Representative from West Virginia He was born in 1874, near Buckhannon, West Virginia in Upshur County, West Virginia. He served in the Seventy-eighth and Eightieth Congress. He died December 12, 1956.

He attended the public schools and West Virginia Wesleyan College at Buckhannon. He graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania in 1900 and from Harvard University in 1906. He later studied at the University of Chicago, instructed at West Virginia Wesleyan College and instructed at West Virginia University at Morgantown, West Virginia. In 1900 and 1901 he taught school in Brookville, Pennsylvania and at Glenville State Normal School from 1901 to 1907. He served as vice president of Fairmont State Teachers College in 1907 and 1908 and president of Glenville State Teachers College from 1908 to 1942. In 1908, he dually served as Glenville's first head football coach, compiling a 1–1–0 record.

He was elected to Congress in 1942. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1944 but was again elected in 1946. His candidacy for re-election in 1948 was not successful. He died in Washington, D.C. on December 12, 1956 and was buried in Stalnaker Cemetery in Glenville, West Virginia.

Head coaching record
Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Glenville Pioneers (Independent) (1908)
1908 Glenville State 1–1
Total: 1–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.

See also

Sources

  • E. G. Rohrbough at College Football DataWarehouse
Preceded by
Andrew Edmiston, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 3rd congressional district

1943–1945
Succeeded by
Cleveland M. Bailey
Preceded by
Cleveland M. Bailey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 3rd congressional district

1947–1949
Succeeded by
Cleveland M. Bailey


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