Scranton, Joseph Augustine

Life Span
to
Full name
Joseph Augustine Scranton
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
2
Family
Joseph H. Scranton (father), Ada E. Meylert (wife)
Education
Yale
Occupation
Politician
Journalist
Political Parties
Republican
Government
Lincoln Administration (1861-65)
Grant Administration (1869-77)
Hayes Administration (1877-81)
US House of Representatives
Local government

Joseph Augustine Scranton (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
SCRANTON, Joseph Augustine,  (second cousin of George Whitfield Scranton), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Madison, New Haven County, Conn., July 26, 1838; moved with his parents to Pennsylvania in 1847; attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; attended Yale College 1857-1861; collector of internal revenue 1862-1866; founded the Scranton Daily Republican in 1867; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872; postmaster of Scranton from March 19, 1874, to May 5, 1881; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; elected to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; elected to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Fifty-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; resumed the newspaper business in Scranton; elected to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); chairman, Committee on Territories (Fifty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; resumed the publication and editorship of the Scranton Republican; treasurer of Lackawanna County 1901-1903; died in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., October 12, 1908; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.
"Scranton, Joseph  Augustine," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000192.
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