04/09/1862 - 09/08/1941

ASBURY, John Corneilius, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, April 9, 1862 in West Middleton, Washington County, Pa.; attended, Washington and Jefferson College, 1880-1882; LL.B., Howard University, 1884; LL.M., Howard University, 1885; school teacher; lawyer (1885-1941); Commonwealth’s Attorney, Norfolk County, Va. (1887-1891); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (1892); assistant city solicitor, Philadelphia (1916-1920); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1920 and 1922; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1924); Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia (1928-1932); chair, 30th Ward Republican Committee (1932-1934); Deputy Auditor General, Pennsylvania Auditor General’s office (1932-1937); president, Keystone Bank; chair, board of directors, Downingtown Industrial School; founder and trustee, Mercy Hospital; died, September 8, 1941 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Eden Cemetery, Collingdale, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

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