Robert N. McGarvey

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Robert Neill McGarvey (August 14, 1888 – June 28, 1952) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Robert McGarvey was born in Philadelphia. He attended the University of Pennsylvania Business College. He was engaged as a telegrapher and as manager of a news bureau. He became an investment broker in 1922.

He was elected to Congress as a Republican in 1946 to the 80th United States Congress, defeating incumbent Democratic Congressman William T. Granahan. As a congressman he was part of the Federal Commission that helped to designate Independence Hall as a National Historical Park.[1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 in a re-match against Granahan.


  • United States Congress. "Robert N. McGarvey (id: M000442)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William T. Granahan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district

1947 - 1949
Succeeded by
William T. Granahan