11/10/1863 - 09/04/1933

COYLE, John J., a Representative from Schuylkill County; born, November 10, 1863 in East Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County, Pa.; teacher; bookkeeper; engaged, real estate and insurance businesses; appointed, justice of the peace, Mahanoy City, Pa. (1889-1892); elected, delegate, proposed Constitutional Convention (1891); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1892; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1894); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1895-1898); founder and president; American Catholic Union; appointed, assistant commissioner, United States Salmon Fisheries, Alaska Territory, Department of Commerce and Labor (1902-1904); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (1904); elected, member, Republican National Committee (1904-1908); president, Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company; president, Interstate Railroad and Steamship Agents’ Association; president, Keystone Mining Company, chair, executive committee, New Jersey Rapid Transit Company; chair, executive committee, Electric Light and Power Company of Sea Isle City; unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1922); died, September 4, 1933 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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