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WASHINGTON, Joseph P. 

WASHINGTON, Joseph, a Representative from Cambria County; born, Becarria 

Township, Cambria County, Pa., on January 15, 1879; graduated, St. Francis 

College, 1900; assistant mine foreman; locomotive fireman and engineer, 

Pennsylvania Railroad, Cresson; bookkeeper, Philadelphia Coal and Coke 

Company, Becarria Township; payroll clerk and foreman, Paul Construction 

Company; elected, Sankertown Borough Council (2 terms); elected, school board, 

Sankertown (26 years; president, 20 years); school director, Sankertown Borough 

(12 years); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 

1924; reelected to the House in 1928; elected, Minority Floor Leader (1929-1930); 

unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the House (1926, 1930); labor mediator, 

Pinchot Administration (1931-1935); died, August 11, 1957 in Cresson, Cambria 

County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery, Cresson, Cambria 



County, Pennsylvania.   

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