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Pennsylvania State Senate

Arthur D Markley



Session Position District Party
1891-1892 12 Democrat
1893-1894 12 Democrat
 Counties   Montgomery


1832 - 1896

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).