05/12/1838 - 02/08/1916

WELSH, John F., a Representative from Schuylkill County; born, May 12, 1838 in Bainbridge, County Down, Ireland; iron, silver, gold and coal miner; vice president, Industrial Congress of U.S.A.; elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a member of the National Greenback Party in 1878 and 1880; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1882); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1882); foreman, Swatara colliery; foreman, Burnside Colliery, Shamokin; died, February 8, 1916 in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint Edwards Cemetery, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

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