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Plymouth in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
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. Marker is located in front of the Dan Flood Towers senior apartments. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 East Main Street, Plymouth PA 18651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coal Miners Memorial (about 500 feet
Arthur Horace James (1883-1973) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 17, 2009
2. Arthur Horace James (1883-1973) Marker
away, measured in a direct line); Agnes Flood Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Gulf War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Sergeant Sherwood Baker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); 28th Infantry Division Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 866 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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