Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1915-1916 Representative Republican
1917-1918 Representative Republican
1919-1920 Representative Republican
1921-1922 Representative Republican
1923-1924 Representative Speaker Republican
1925-1926 Representative Majority Floor Leader Republican
1927-1928 Representative Republican
1929-1930 Representative Republican
1931-1932 Representative Speaker Republican
Counties Cameron

Biography

07/15/1867 - 07/21/1938


GOODNOUGH, C. Jay, a Representative from Cameron County; born, July 15, 1867 in Whitesville, Allegany County, NY; elected, prothonotary, Cameron County; elected, register and recorder, Cameron County; elected, clerk of courts, Cameron County; banker; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1915 term and served 8 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Speaker (1923-1924, 1931-1932); elected, Majority Leader (1925-1926); appointed, Pennsylvania School Financing Commission (1929-1930); appointed, member, Board of Trustees, State Teachers College in Lock Haven (now Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania) (1929-1930); appointed, Commission to Procure and Present to Ralph Modjeski a Medal and Scroll (1931-1932); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House for the 1933 term; gubernatorial appointee, chair, Pennsylvania Public Service Commission; died, July 21, 1938 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; interred, Whitesville Rural Cemetery, Independence, Allegany County, New York.