10/02/1873 - 05/26/1943

WELSH, Matthew J., a Representative from Fayette County; born, October 2, 1873 in Mt. Braddock, Fayette County, Pa.; attended, Mt. Pleasant Institute; private, 10th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War: Purple Heart and Congressional Medal recipient); four-minute man (World War I); served, chief coal and coke inspector, United States Government, Connellsville District (World War I); coke yard foreman; coal and coke inspector; elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1932; reelected to serve 4 more consecutive terms; appointed, Commission to Make Certain Studies of Bituminous Coal Mines (1937-1940); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1942); died, May 26, 1943 in Aspinwall, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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