08/04/1895 - 11/05/1961

KILROY, Elmer John, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, August 4, 1895 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, LaSalle College; served, North Bombing Air Squadron, United States Marines (1916-1917, World War I); semi-professional baseball player (1917-1927); salesman, concrete business; chauffeur; member, Ward Democratic Committee (20 years); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1935 and served 3 more consecutive terms; elected, Speaker (1941-1942); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1941-1942); appointed, chair, Joint State Government Commission (1941-1942); appointed, General State Authority (1941-1942); appointed, State Council of Defense (1941-1942); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1942); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor (1942); died, November 5, 1961 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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