07/12/1842 - 02/16/1919

MEEK, Peter Gray, a Representative from Centre County; born, July 12, 1842 in Patton Township, Centre County, Pa.; teacher, Lumber City, Pa. (1856-1857); clerk and farmhand (1857-1861); junior editor, Democratic Watchman (1861); publisher and editor, Democratic Watchman (1862-1915); United States Patent holder, locking printer’s galley (1867); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1868 and 1869 terms; reelected to the House for the 1871 and 1872 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1870 or 1873 terms; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1873, 1875, 1876, 1886); unsuccessful nomination, Chief Clerk, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1873); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1878); editorial secretary, Democratic State Committee (1882-1909, 1911-1912); elected, Chief Clerk, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1883-1884, 1886); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1891-1894); presidential appointee, Surveyor, Port of Philadelphia (1894-1902); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Auditor General (1900); died, February 16, 1919 in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania; interred, Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania.

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