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RICHARD JACOBS BALDWIN


 

Sessions

Session Year Position District Party
1895- 1896 Republican
1897- 1898 Republican
1899- 1900 Republican
1911- 1912 Republican
1913- 1914 Republican
1915- 1916 Republican
1917- 1918 Speaker Republican
 Counties   Delaware

Biography

03/01/1853 - 06/15/1944

BALDWIN, Richard Jacobs, a Representative from Delaware County; born in East Bradford Township, Chester County, Pa., March 1, 1853; attended, Maplewood Academy; attended, Eaton Academies; carpenter; proprietor, Baldwin’s General Store (1878-1904); appointed, postmaster, United States Postal Service, Chadds Ford (1889-1893); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1894, 1896 and 1898; elected, recorder of deeds, Delaware County (1902-1907); engaged in real estate, fire insurance, contracting, and building businesses; reelected to the House in 1910, 1912, 1914 and 1916; elected, Speaker (1917-1918); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1900, 1918); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1919-1920); died, June 15, 1944 in Elwyn, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; interred, Bradford Cemetery, Marshallton, Chester County, Pennsylvania.