Patrick Joseph Toole (D21) Luzerne County 1949-1955
Patrick Joseph Toole, born June 25, 1902, Miners-Mills (now city 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, 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.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21 district, Luzerne County 1949-1955; committee assignments, Elections, Forests and Waters, Game and Fisheries, Law and Order, Local Government, Mines and Mining.
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.