Peter J. Camiel (D3) Philadelphia (Part) County 1953-1964
Peter J. Camiel, born January 30, 1910, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of Joseph John and Anna Nagurny Chmiel; millionaire wholesale beer distributor; Philadelphia ward leader, 1936-1976; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1953-1964; chairman, Philadelphia Democratic Party, 1969-1976; member, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, 1975–1991; married, Nina Gumen Camiel, children, Peter J. Jr., Valentine Richard, Nina Owens; died, January 31, 1991 (aged 81) lung cancer, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania; interment, Wetherill's Cemetery, Audubon, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia ward leader, 1936-1976.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 3rd district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1953-1964; defeated, Republican, John Meade, State Senate seat.
Chairman, Philadelphia Democratic Party, 1969-1976.
Nominated, Governor Milton Shapp, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission 1975–1991.
Pennsylvania Turnpike Westbound Service Plaza mile marker 304.8 named after him
"Peter J. Camiel, 81, Philadelphia Chief of '70's Democrats"
New York Times (New York, New York) National Edition, Saturday, February 2, 1991, Section 1, Page 11.