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Arthur Horace James (1883-1973)

 
 
Arthur Horace James (1883-1973) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 17, 2009
1. Arthur Horace James (1883-1973) Marker
Inscription. Prominent Pennsylvania Republican politician and public official. Elected Luzerne County District Attorney, 1919-1926; Lieutenant Governor, 1927-1931; and Governor, 1939-1943. Served as a Judge on the Superior Court of the Commonwealth, 1933-1938, and was a Republican presidential primary candidate in 1940. James was born in Plymouth of Welsh immigrant parents and worked as a "breaker boy" in anthracite coal mines.
 
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 14.515′ N, 75° 56.474′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on East Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Dan Flood Towers senior apartments. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 East Main Street, Plymouth PA 18651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sephaniah Reese (1866-1944) (approx. half a mile away); Shawnee Fort (approx. 1.1 miles away); Abijah Smith & Company (approx. 1.1 miles away); Avondale Mine Disaster (approx. 2 miles away); Amedeo Obici (1877-1947)
Arthur Horace James (1883-1973) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 17, 2009
2. Arthur Horace James (1883-1973) Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Teedyuscung (approx. 2.4 miles away); William Camp Gildersleeve (approx. 2.7 miles away); George Catlin (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Plymouth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pennsylvania Governors. When Arthur H. James ran for governor, he proudly proclaimed his hardworking, youthful start as a “breaker boy” and coal car mule driver around anthracite mines. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Arthur H. James, Governor of Pennsylvania from 1939-1943 (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

3. Arthur Horace James - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Arthur H. James at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentNotable PersonsPolitics
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 698 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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