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JOSHUA M. CAREY


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History of Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming Counties, PA, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Their Prominent Men and Pioneers.  New York: W.W. Munsell & Co., 1880.

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1883-1884 Democrat
 Counties   Wyoming

Biography

01/11/1834 - 04/20/1904

CAREY, Dr. Joshua M., a Representative from Wyoming County; born, January 11, 1834 in Minisink, Orange County, NY; attended, Wyoming Seminary; graduated, Eclectic Medical Institute, 1856; captain, Company A and Company C, 161st Regiment, 16th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry (1862-1865, Civil War); physician; postmaster, United States Postal Service, Centremoreland (now Center Moreland), Pa. (1858-1862); elected, coroner, Wyoming County (1862, 1872); elected, delegate, Wyoming County Democratic Convention (1867); elected, justice of the peace, Northmoreland Township (1870-1880); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1882; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1884); died, April 20, 1904 in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York; interred, Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York.