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Bernard J. Monaghan


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1891-1892 30 Democrat
1893-1894 30 Democrat
 Counties   Schuylkill

Biography

03/31/1861 - 08/13/1945

Bernard J. Monaghan (D30) Schuylkill (Part) County, 1891-1894

Early Life:

Bernard J. Monaghan, born March 31, 1861, Ashland, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; son of John Bernard and Ann Monaghan; public high school education; Villanova College; merchant; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1891-1894; wholesale liquor business prior prohibition; grocery business; organized, director, board of directors, Merchants National Bank; organized, charter member, Phoenix Fire Company; children, Joseph H., John B., daughter; died, August 13, 1945, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 30th district, Schuylkill (Part) County, 1891-1894; committee assignments, Elections, Insurance, Legislative Apportionment, Municipal Affairs; declined reelection, “political life is not the most pleasant occupation in the world”

Legacy:

Father, John Bernard (J.B.) Monaghan, had the first liquor license Schuylkill County, 1858, started wholesale business, J.B. Monaghan, 1867.  

Cited:

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1893) Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 809, 815-817, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 778.

Republican and Herald (Pottsville, Pennsylvania) Tuesday, August 14, 1945, page 1.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)) Wednesday, August 15, 1945. Page 19.

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