08/01/1844 - 01/13/1916

FITZHARRIS, Michael J., a Representative from Cambria County; born, August 1, 1844 in County Meath, Ireland; sergeant, Company D, 84th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861-1865, Civil War); sergeant, Company G, 57th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1865, Civil War); coal worker; elected, burgess, Gallitzin (1873-1877, 1882-1884); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (1880); elected, school board, Gallitzin (16 terms); hotel proprietor; general merchant; postmaster, United States Postal Service, Gallitzin (1885-1889); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1891 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1893 term; died, January 13, 1916 in Crafton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, Tunnelhill, Blair County, Pennsylvania.

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