06/12/1850 - 10/04/1928

ROCHE, John Edward, a Representative from Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties; born, June 12, 1850 in Cecilstown, County Cork, Ireland; clerk; book-keeper; commercial traveler; engaged, fire insurance business; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1882; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1884); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1886); elected, select council, Scranton (1892-1901); appointed, director, Public Works department, Scranton (1901-1903); manager, Casey Brothers Liquor Stores; appointed, receiver, New Equitable Building and Loan Association of Scranton (1908); unsuccessful candidate for election as mayor, Scranton; engaged, tobacco industry; died, October 4, 1928 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; interred, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

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