12/07/1916 - 05/13/1989

COOLEY, James Woodrow, a Representative from Fayette County; born, December 7, 1916 in Fairchance, Fayette County, Pa.; graduated, Fairchance High School; graduated, Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science; sergeant, 750th AAA Gun Battalion, United State Army (1941-1945; present at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941); funeral director; elected, auditor, Fairchance Borough; elected, council, Fairchance Borough (2 terms); member, Fayette County Board of Assistance (2 years); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1960 and 1962; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1964); died, May 13, 1989; interred, Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

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