01/12/1831 - 12/24/1913

HANCOCK, Joseph Brown, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, January 12, 1831 in Burlington County, NJ; brick layer; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1872 and 1873 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1874 term; coal dealer; builder; elected, common council, Philadelphia (1879-1882); president, Master Bricklayer’s Company; contractor; died, December 24, 1913 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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