Member Biography

Patrick Joseph Toole 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1949-1950       21 Democrat
1951-1952       21 Democrat
1953-1954       21 Democrat
1955-1956       21 Democrat

COUNTIES: Luzerne  


06/25/1902 - 08/05/1955

Patrick Joseph Toole (D21) Luzerne (Part) County 1949-1955

Early Life:

Patrick Joseph Toole, born June 25, 1902, Miners-Mills (suburban neighborhood of Wilkes-Barre), Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; son of James J. and Anna Finn Toole; proprietor, Bear Creek Inn, Bear Creek, Pennsylvania; married, Catherine Elizabeth McKay Toole, children, Patrick Jr., James, Rosemary; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1949-1955; collapsed, lobby of Penn-Harris Hotel, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania; died, August 5, 1955, in office of the Senate, Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interment Saint Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. 

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Saint Elizabeth Church, Bear Creek; member, Elks, Eagles and Moose of Wilkes-Barre.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, Luzerne (Part) County, 1949-1955; committee assignments, Elections, Forests and Waters, Game and Fisheries, Law and Order, Local Government, Mines and Mining. 


Cox, Harold Senate Members "T" ( University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual (1955-1956). Allen, A. (Editor). (Volume 92). The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 312, 315. Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 305.

The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania) Friday, August 05, 1955, page 1

Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) Sunday August 7, 1955.

Patrick Joseph Toole (1903-1955) - Find a Grave Memorial