Patrick Frances Joyce (R21) Luzerne (Part) County 1921-1928
Patrick Frances Joyce, born February 22, 1867, Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; son of Peter and Bridget Gavin Joyce; public school education; Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pennsylvania; secretary, Pittston Borough Council; member, president of Pittston’s first Common Council, 1894-1899; president of the Select Council, 1899-1901; Pittston city treasurer, eight years; engaged, retail and wholesale liquor business; owner, Howell and King Brewery; engaged horse breeding, real estate, public utility development, Pittston; philanthropist; president, Poor Board for twenty years; constructed, Ransom Home and Hospital; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1921-1928; married, Mary Veronica Henchcliff Joyce, 1912, children, Edward Joyce, Joseph Patrick Joyce, Mary Patricia Joyce Gill, George Patrick Joyce, Frances Joyce Germann; died, October 21, 1938 (aged 71), Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interment, Saint Mary Help of Christians Cemetery, Pittston Junction, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Secretary, Pittston Borough Council; member, president of Pittston’s first Common Council, 1894-1899; president of the Select Council, 1899-1901; Pittston city treasurer, eight years.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate,21st district, Luzerne (Part) County, vacancy, death, Sterling Ross Catlin, March 23, 1919; committee assignments, Appropriations, City Passenger Railways, Corporations, Elections, Exposition Affairs, Finance, Judiciary General, Legislative Apportionment, Library, Municipal Affairs, New Counties and County Seats (Chairman), Public Roads and Highways, Railroads, 1921-1928.
The Pennsylvania Manual, (1924). Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 983, 989, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 963.