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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


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Meginness, John F., ed.  History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.  Chicago: Brown, Runk & Co., 1892.



Session Position District Party
1872 Democrat
1873 Democrat
 Counties   Clearfield


10/19/1826 - 12/09/1895

LAWSHE, John, a Representative from Clearfield County; born, October 19, 1826 in Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pa.; attended, Jersey Shore Academy; tanner; salesman, dry goods and jobbing house; mine worker, California (1849-1852); contractor, Philadelphia and Erie Railroad; agent, Northern Central Railroad (1859-1861); mill owner, Lawshe, White and Company; superintendent, Moshannon Land and Lumber Company; manager, Kittanning Coal Company; president, Connellsville Gas and Coal Company; elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1872 and 1873 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1874 term; fruit farming and mining, California (1877-1885); chair, San Bernardino (Ca.) Democratic Committee, San Bernardino (1884); elected, president, Williamsport Passenger Railroad Company (1886-1890); secretary and treasurer, Williamsport Passenger Railroad Company (1891-1895); director, Lumberman’s National Bank; organizer, Susquehanna Trust and Safe Deposit Company; director, Merchants National Bank; director, Otto Furniture Company; director, National Furniture Company; director, Heller Printing Company; director and treasurer, Lycoming Electric Light Company; died, December 9, 1895 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania; interred, Jersey Shore Cemetery, Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.