06/04/1874 - 04/29/1955

GELDER, Frederick Thomas, a Representative from Susquehanna County; born, June 4, 1874 in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pa.; attended public and business schools; city editor, Carbondale Leader; editor and publisher, Forest City News; postmaster, United States Postal Service, Forest City (1907-1915); elected, justice of the peace (4 years); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1920 and 1922; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1924); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1925-1940); elected, Senate President pro tempore (1939-1940); member, State Highway Commission; member, Susquehanna County, State Committee of Public Safety (World War II); trustee and president of the Board, Fairview State Hospital for the Criminal Insane; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Auditor General (1940); appointed, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (1940-1955, chair, 1941-1955); died, April 29, 1955 in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; interred, Willow View Cemetery, Clifford, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

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