02/23/1842 - 10/07/1941

McELROY, Joseph M., a Representative from McKean County; born in Allegheny County, Pa., February 23, 1842; served, Company A, 102nd  Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (November, 1861-December, 1864; prisoner of war, Battle of Chancellorsville); mercantile salesman (3 years); engaged in the coal and oil business; elected, council, Oil City, Venango County; elected, mayor, Oil City (1877-1879), elected, city council president, Bradford; elected, prothonotary, McKean County (1884-1894); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1902 and 1904; appointed, Pennsylvania Commission of Soldiers’ Orphan Schools (1906); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1906); died, October 7, 1941.

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