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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




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 Counties   Philadelphia


09/08/1901 - 04/21/1957

SCANLON, Joseph A., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, September 8, 1901 in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; attended, Northeast High Night School; attended, Temple University Commercial School; machinist; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1935 term; reelected to the House to serve 8 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Minority Whip (1951-1952); appointed, Joint Legislative Government Commission Sub-Committee on Legislative Apportionment (1945-1946); appointed, Joint Legislative Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Child Welfare (1947-1948); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1952); elected, clerk of Quarter Sessions Court, Philadelphia (1951-1957); died on April 21, 1957 in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey.