COUNTIES: Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming
Moses Shields, Jr., (R23) Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming Counties, 1909-1912
Moses Shields, Jr., born, April 24, 1853, Monmouthshire, South Wales; son of Moses Shields, Sr; and Martha Williams Shields; attended, Tallmadge Academy, Ohio; teacher; general manager, Nicholson Light, Heat and Power Company; treasurer and general manager, Moses Shields Stone Company; owner, Nicholson Record; elected, burgess, Nicholson, two terms; school director, Nicholson, eighteen years; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives 1905 and 1907; gubernatorial appointee, Special Commission to Investigate the State Capitol Scandal, 1906-1907; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1909-1912; director, Nicholson Light, Heat and Power Company; appointed, clerk, Pennsylvania Auditor General’s office, 1918; married, S. Amelia Smith Shields, 1877, children, Nellie Amelia Shields, Cecil G. Shields; died, November 15, 1922, Jewish Hospital, city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Nicholson Cemetery, Nicholson, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.
Came to America, 1869, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Relocated, Nicholson, Pennsylvania, 1874, was associated with his father’s stone business until 1888, when he became sole proprietor. Moses Shields Stone Company was incorporated, became treasurer and general manager, 1899.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Masonic order, master, Nicholson Lodge; high priest, Factoryville chapter, commander, Tunkhannock Commandery; thirty-two degrees, Scranton Consistory; Odd Fellow's Lodge, past grand, past district deputy grand master of district.
Elected, Burgess, Nicholson, two terms; school director, Nicholson, eighteen years.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1905 and 1907; gubernatorial appointee, Special Commission to Investigate the State Capitol Scandal, 1906-1907; not a candidate for reelection 1908.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 23rd district, Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming Counties, 1909-1912; committee assignments, Agriculture, Appropriations, Elections, Forestry, Game and Fisheries, Judiciary Special, New Counties and County Seats; Chair, Mines and Mining Committee.
Appointed, clerk, Pennsylvania Auditor General’s office, 1918.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
The Pennsylvania Manual, (1912). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1003, 1010-1013, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 984.
Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press, November 24, 1902.