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

Daniel J. Flood

(1903-1994)

 
 
Daniel J. Flood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
1. Daniel J. Flood Marker
Inscription.  US Congressman from Pa. 11th District, 1944 to 1980. His seniority on the House Appropriations Committee and knowledge of the legislative process enabled him to play a key role establishing national programs such as Medicare, Appalachian urban economic development, and Coal Mine Health and Safety Act. He promoted the strength of US military forces and proliferation of nuclear arms during the Cold War. He resigned from Congress amid controversy.
 
Erected 2010 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & MedicineWar, Cold. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1944.
 
Location. 41° 14.74′ N, 75° 52.884′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square and East Market Street, on the left when traveling north on Public Square. The marker is located at the west corner of the
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Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilkes Barre PA 18701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Min L. Matheson (a few steps from this marker); 4th-5th-7th-8th Wards WWII Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); William G. McGowan (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher Columbus (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Ship Zion Church Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilkes-Barre Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Wilkes Barre 1778 (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Square Park (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress - Flood, Daniel John, (1903 - 1994). (Submitted on August 11, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. In the Matter of Representative Daniel J. Flood | House Committee on Ethics. (Submitted on August 11, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Wide view of the Daniel J. Flood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
2. Wide view of the Daniel J. Flood Marker
Daniel J. Flood Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, August 4, 2013
3. Daniel J. Flood Memorial
A monument to Flood's years of service to the region located on the Public Square.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 593 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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