Arthur D Markley
Born in Columbia, Lancaster Co., April 28, 1832; A.D. Markley was the son of Dr. Jacob F. Markley of Lancaster County; educated in Lancaster, Columbia, and Partridge’s Military Academy, Harrisburg. He pursued the pharmaceutical business for five years before graduating with a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, 1857; located a practice in Norristown; enlisted in the U.S. Navy, 1861; served nearly three years and returned to Norristown in 1863. He pursued political, medical, and business careers, was elected to the state House, 1865-1867; member of the Norristown Council; and Collector of Revenue, 6th District, under President Johnson. The Senator served as postmaster of Hatboro, 1885; was elected to the state Senate, 1891-1894; and entertained diverse business interests as the first president of the Perkiomen Railroad and a sizable investor in the paper manufacturing business. He moved briefly to New York, where he became a staff physician at Belleview Hospital. Senator Markley died in April 1896.
(Rt.) U.S. Navy Ensign, 1861-1864, (Lt. and Bio.) Theodore W. Bean, ed., History of Montgomery County, Pa. (Philadelphia: Everts and Peck, 1884).