03/07/1859 - 04/12/1949

STAPLES, Stogdell Stokes, a Representative from Luzerne County; born, March 7, 1859 in Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pa.; attended, Wyoming Seminary; general manager, Trenton China Company (4 years); manager, Luzerne Ochre Manufacturing Works; elected, burgess, White Haven (2 terms); postmaster, United States Postal Service, Moosehead, Pa. (1885-1895) and White Haven, Pa. (1916-1921); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1894; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1896); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1900); secretary, Mountain Spring Water Ice Company; founder, White Haven Record; elected, president, White Haven school board; elected, council, White Haven; died, April 12, 1949 in White Haven, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interred, Stroudsburg Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

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