04/05/1850 - 12/26/1921

SHOENER, John Thomas, a Representative from Schuylkill County; born, April 5, 1850 in South Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, Pa.; teacher; brick manufacturer; secretary, Orwigsburg Shoe Manufacturing Company (1873-1878); proprietor, Bickley Shoe Company, shoe manufacturer (1878-1893); farmer; elected, town clerk, Orwigsburg, Pa. (1871); elected, president, Schuylkill County Agricultural Society (1875-1876); elected, council, Orwigsburg (1876-1877); elected, chief burgess, Orwigsburg (1878-1879); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a member of the National Greenback party in 1878; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1880); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1886); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1890, 1894); wholesale boot and shoe dealer (1893-1911); elected, clerk of the courts, Schuylkill County (1897-1903); elected, delegate, Republican State Convention (1901); unsuccessful campaign, sheriff, Schuylkill County (1909); broom manufacturer (1911-1916); unsuccessful campaign, prothonotary, Schuylkill County (1915); bookkeeper, paper box factory (1916-1921); died, December 26, 1921 in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

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