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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1915-1916 Republican
1917-1918 Republican
1919-1920 Republican
1921-1922 Republican
1923-1924 Speaker Republican
1925-1926 Majority Floor Leader Republican
1927-1928 Republican
1929-1930 Republican
1931-1932 Speaker Republican
 Counties   Cameron


07/15/1867 - 07/21/1938

GOODNOUGH, C. Jay, a Representative from Cameron County; born, July 15, 1867 in Whitesville, Allegany County, NY; elected, prothonotary, Cameron County; elected, register and recorder, Cameron County; elected, Clerk of Courts, Cameron County; banker; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1915 term and served 8 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Speaker (1923-1924, 1931-1932); elected, Majority Leader (1925-1926); appointed, Pennsylvania School Financing Commission (1929-1930); appointed, member, Board of Trustees, State Teachers College in Lock Haven (now Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania) (1929-1930); appointed, Commission to Procure and Present to Ralph Modjeski a Medal and Scroll (1931-1932); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House for the 1933 term; gubernatorial appointee, chair, Pennsylvania Public Service Commission; died, July 21, 1938 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; interred, Whitesville Rural Cemetery, Independence, Allegany County, New York.