(1903-1994)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.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:49am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 426148 N 4566403|
|Decimal Degrees||41.24566667, -75.88140000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 14.74', W 75° 52.884'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 14' 44.40" N, 75° 52' 53.04" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 54-6-8 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre PA 18701, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.