Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1885-1886 Representative Democrat
1887-1888 Representative Democrat
Counties Lehigh

Biography

08/18/1852 - 12/13/1921


CRILLY, Hugh Edward, a Representative from Lehigh County; born, August 18, 1852 in Newton-Hamilton, County Armagh, Ireland; sergeant, Company D, 4th Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard (1879-1889); ironworker; general contractor; president, Crilly-Cannon Construction Company; elected, school board, Allentown; elected, central board of school-controllers, Allentown; elected, council, Allentown (1878-1884; president, 1881-1884); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1884 and 1886; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1888); partner, Pascoe & Crilly, pavers (1890-1902); unsuccessful campaign, mayor, Allentown (1902); president, Lecha Silk Company; director, Queen City Silk Company; treasurer, Bethlehem Transit Company; trustee, Sacred Heart Hospital; unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1914); elected, assessor, Allentown (1918-1920); died, December 13, 1921 in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; interred, Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.