03/22/1860 - 12/16/1953

MOYLES, Thomas Melvin, a Representative from Luzerne County; born, March 22, 1860 in Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland; attended, Wyoming Seminary; coal miner; gold miner; elected, assessor, Laurel Run (1883-1886); elected, tax collector, Laurel Run (1886); elected, school director, Lauren Run (1887-1893); proprietor, T.M. Moyles & Company and Higgins and Moyles, book sellers; elected, chair, Third District Democratic Committee, Luzerne County (1887); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1890 and 1892; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1894); unsuccessful campaign as a Citizens Party candidate for reelection to the House (1902); unsuccessful campaign, controller, Luzerne County (1907); unsuccessful campaign as a Democratic candidate, Pennsylvania State Senate (1908); elected, justice of the peace; founder and owner, Prospect Rock Electric Light Heat and Power Company; died, December 16, 1953 in Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania; interred, Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

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