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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1874 Republican
1875 Republican
1876 Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia


10/13/1843 - 12/18/1902

RONEY, William J., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, October 13, 1843 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; attended, Central High School; private, Company K, 70th Regiment, 6th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry (1861-1865); quartermaster sergeant, Company M, 2nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Provincial Cavalry (1865, Civil War); meter inspector, bill clerk and receiving clerk, Philadelphia Gas Bureau (1865-1875); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1874, 1875 and 1876 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1877 term; assistant chief clerk, Philadelphia Gas Bureau (1876-1880); chief clerk, Philadelphia Gas Bureau (1881-1888); cashier (1889) and chief clerk (1890-1895), Internal Revenue, Office of the Receiver of Taxes; elected, Receiver of Taxes, Philadelphia (1895-1902); died, December 18, 1902, in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, North Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.