Doctor Miles Raymond Derk (D24) Lycoming, Montour, Sullivan Counties, 1955-1958
Doctor Miles Raymond Derk, born December 18, 1890, Kratzerville, Snyder County, Pennsylvania; son of Henry M. and Elizabeth Beaver Derk; public school education; pre-med, Susquehanna University, Selingsgrove, Pennsylvania; University of Pennsylvania, V.M.D. (Veterinary Medicine degree) 1913; veterinary practice, Jersey Shore, 1914; Burgess of Jersey Shore, 1946-1954; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1955-1958; health officer, Jersey Shore Board of Health, fifteen years; owner, automobile dealership, Derk Tractor and Equipment Company; married, Laura Nerhood, daughter, Dorothy R.; died, July 2, 1970; interment, Jersey Shore Cemetery, Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Director, West Branch Manufacturer’s Association; president, Northern Tier Veterinary Medical Association; director, Lycoming Fair Association; Board of Directors, Jersey Shore State Bank; instrumental in merging the Community Hospital with the Sanford Private Sanatorium, forming the Jersey Shore Hospital in 1936, for which he served as president director for many years.
Burgess of Jersey Shore, 1946-1954.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, Columbia, 24th district, Lycoming, Montour, Sullivan Counties, 1955-1958.
Health officer, Jersey Shore Board of Health, fifteen years.
The Selinsgrove Times-Tribune (Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania) Thursday, July 09, 1970, page 2.