Isaac Hoffer Doutrich

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Isaac Hoffer Doutrich

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: May 28, 1941 (69)
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States (arterio scherosis)
Place of Burial: Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Elias Doutrich and Caroline Doutrich
Husband of Susan H. Doutrich and Lena Nell Doutrich
Father of F. Roy Doutrich; Paul Erb Doutrich and Mary Elizabeth Doutrich
Brother of Fannie H. Doutrich

Occupation: Merchant, Congressman
Managed by: Jim Wile
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About Isaac Hoffer Doutrich

Isaac Hoffer Doutrich (December 19, 1871 – May 28, 1941) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

He was born on a farm near Middletown, Pennsylvania. He moved to Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, with his parents in 1880. He attended Keystone State Normal School in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He worked in the retail clothing business in Middletown and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was also interested in banking and other businesses. He served as a member of the Harrisburg city council from 1924 to 1927.

Doutrich was elected as a Republican to the Seventieth and to the four succeeding Congresses. He ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1936. After his time in Congress, he reengaged in the retail clothing business in Harrisburg until his death. Interment in the East Harrisburg Cemetery.

Asked how to say his name, he told The Literary Digest: "Rimes with thou Greek: dou-treek'." (Charles Earle Funk, What's the Name, Please?, Funk & Wagnalls, 1936.)


US Congressman. Born near Middletown, Pennsylvania, his family moved to nearby Elizabethtown, where Isaac attended the public schools before going to attend the Keystone State Normal School in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. After graduation he became engaged in the retail clothing business in Middletown, and later expanded his operations to Harrisburg , Pennsylvania, where he became interested in politics. In 1924 he was elected to Harrisburg City Council and served until 1927 when he was elected to represent Pennsylvania's 17th District in the United States House of Representatives. He won reelection to the next four terms before losing his reelection bid in 1936. Following his defeat he returned to Harrisburg to manage his clothing business. (bio by: Glenn Koons)

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Isaac Hoffer Doutrich's Timeline

1871
December 19, 1871
Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
1892
1892
Age 20
1897
August 18, 1897
Age 25
Pennsylvania, United States
1913
1913
Age 41
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
1941
May 28, 1941
Age 69
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
May 28, 1941
Age 69
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States