Thomas Porter Harney (R19) Chester County 1953-1960
Thomas Porter Harney, born March 17, 1893, Marshfield, Wood County Wisconsin; son of Dave and May Reynolds Harney; Marshfield High School; Beloit College; University of Wisconsin; farmer; moved to Pennsylvania, 1917; auditor, school director, eighteen years; president, Agriculture Extension Board, two years; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1949- 1952; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1953-1960; gubernatorial appointed, Commission on Interstate Cooperation, 1953-1960; married, Susan Groome; died, July 17, 1960, while in office of the Senate, Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania; interment, Oaklands Cemetery, West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Member, Chester County Planning Board, Chester County Soil Conservation District, 1948. Director, National Bank and Trust Company, Chester County; director, Dime Savings Bank, Chester County; president, Brandywine Valley Association.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1949- 1952.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 19th district, Chester County, 1953-1960; Chairman, Senate Labor and Industry Committee.
Gubernatorial appointed, Governor David L. Lawrence, Commission on Interstate Cooperation, 1953-1960.
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