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Robert Nelson Cornelius Nix Sr. (born August 9, 1898 in Orangeburg , Orangeburg County , South Carolina , †  June 22, 1987 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania ) was an American politician . Between 1958 and 1979 he represented the state of Pennsylvania in the US House of Representatives .


Robert Nix graduated from Townsend Harris Hall High School in New York City and then studied at Lincoln University in Oxford (Pennsylvania) until 1921 . After a subsequent law degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his admission to the bar in 1924, he began to work in this profession. Between 1934 and 1938 he served as an attorney for several government departments in the state of Pennsylvania. Politically, he became a member of the Democratic Party .

After the resignation of MP Earl Chudoff , Nix was elected to the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC when he was due for the fourth seat of Pennsylvania , where he took up his new mandate on May 20, 1958. After ten re-elections, he could remain in Congress until January 3, 1979 . Since 1963 he represented there as the successor of Kathryn E. Granahan the second constituency of his state. His time in Congress included the Vietnam War , the civil rights movement and, in 1974, the Watergate affair . From 1977 to 1979 Nix was chairman of the Postal Committee. He also sat on the Veterans Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Committee on the Merchant Navy and Fisheries.

Nix was the first African-American Congressman from Pennsylvania. In 1978 he was no longer nominated for re-election by his party. After the end of his time in the US House of Representatives, he no longer appeared politically. He died in Philadelphia on June 22, 1987.

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predecessor Office successor
Earl Chudoff United States House Representative for Pennsylvania (4th constituency)
May 20, 1958 - January 3, 1963
Herman great
Kathryn E. Granahan United States House Representative for Pennsylvania (2nd constituency)
January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1979
William H. Gray