08/04/1922 - 08/21/1999

Lackawanna County (1967-1982), Lackawanna and Wayne Counties (1983-1984)

WARGO, Joseph George, a Representative from Lackawanna County; born in Olyphant, Lackawanna County, Pa., August 4, 1922; graduated, Olyphant Senior High School; served, 109th Field Artillery, Pennsylvania National Guard; sergeant, 168th Infantry, 34th Division, United States Army (World War II); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1949 term and served 17 consecutive terms thereafter; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1984); elected, Minority Caucus Secretary (1967-1968, 1973-1974, 1979-1982); elected, Majority Caucus Secretary (1969-1972, 1975-1978, 1983-1984); died, August 21, 1999 in Olyphant, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; interred, Holy Ghost Cemetery, Olyphant, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

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