05/06/1830 - 07/15/1902

McCLOSKEY, Richard, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, May 6, 1830 in County Derry, Ireland; cobbler; unsuccessful campaign, constable, 3rd Ward, Philadelphia (1862, 1864); elected, alderman, 3rd Ward, Philadelphia (1867-1878); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1878 and 1880; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1882); watchman, United States Mint, Department of Treasury, Philadelphia; died, July 15, 1902 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

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