12/25/1855 - 10/02/1918

SHOEMAKER, Harry J., a Representative from Bucks County; born, December 25, 1855 in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pa.; attended, Doylestown Seminary; teacher (4 terms); storekeeper; town clerk, Tullytown; school director and secretary of the board, Falls Township; postmaster, United States Postal Service, Tullytown (1881-1884); elected, delegate, National Republican Convention (1884, 1888); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 1884; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1886); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1886, 1896); confidential clerk to the solicitor, United States Treasury Department (4 years); laywer (1890-1918); judge of awards, World’s Fair at Chicago (1893); charter member and director, Doylestown Trust Company; director, Philadelphia and Easton Railway Company; secretary, Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association (1909-1918); died, October 2, 1918 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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