PHILBIN, Patrick Ambrose, a Representative from Lackawanna County; born in Archbald, Lackawanna County, Pa., December 8, 1867; coal miner; newspaper reporter, Scranton Truth; editor and proprietor, Archbald Citizen (1898-1909); elected, auditor and tax receiver, Archbald (2 terms); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1900 and 1904; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1902); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1906); postmaster, United States Postal Service, Archibald; elected, tax collector, Archbald (2 terms); assistant cashier, Archbald Bank; co-founder and secretary, Peerless Coal Company; died, September 11, 1925 in Archbald, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; interred, St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, Archbald, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.
Philbin, P. A., comp. “Old-Time Archbald: The Early Institutions and Industries of the Town. How the Place Looked to Pioneers. Important Happenings in its History.” Archbald, Pa.: Citizen Press, 1915.