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HUGH A. DAWSON


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1915-1916 Republican
1917-1918 Republican
1919-1920 Republican
1921-1922 Republican
 Counties   Lackawanna

Biography

07/24/1884 - 10/11/1930

DAWSON, Hugh A., a Representative from Lackawanna County; born in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., July 24, 1884; attended, civil engineering, University of Pennsylvania (1 year); coal miner; draftsman, mining engineering department, Delaware and Hudson Company (1903-1908); elected, judge of electors, Scranton; general superintendent, Clearview Coal Company (1908-1914); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1915 term and served 3 more consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Minority Leader (1921-1922); not a candidate for reelection to the House in the 1922 General election; gubernatorial appointee, Pennsylvania Fuel Commission (1922); partner, Dawson & O'Hara, insurance firm; partner, J. B. Noros Company, mine machinery and equpment sales; died, October 11, 1930 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; interred, St. Peter and Paul's Russian Orthodox Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.