04/09/1858 - 10/02/1932

BYRNE, John R., a Representative from Fayette County; born, April 9, 1858 in Barnettstown, Huntingdon County, Pa.; coal miner (23 years); publisher and editor, Miner’s Record (1881-1882); publisher and editor, Scottdale Independent (1883-1926); J. R. Byrne & Co., boots and shoes; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1887 term; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House for the 1889 term; editor, the Tribune Press (1889-1893); engaged, Byrne Gas Coal Company; president, Broadway National Bank of Scottdale; chair, Fayette County Republican Committee; died, October 2, 1932 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania; Interred, St. John’s Cemetery, Scottdale, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

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