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 John Sydney Fine

John Sydney Fine

Birth
Alden, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 May 1978 (aged 85)
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Hanover, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 4940 · View Source
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Pennsylvania Governor. After receiving a degree from Dickinson School of Law in 1914, he was admitted to the bar and opened the legal practice in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. During World War I, he served as Sergeant the 23rd U.S. Army, in Ireland. After the war, he resumed his law practice, became active with the Republican Party and was appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County, plus Pennsylvania Superior Court, serving (1927-50). In 1950, he was elected as a Republican the 35th Governor of Pennsylvania, serving until 1955. While in office, he granted a one-percent selective sales and use tax by the state Assembly as an alternative to an income tax, which he preferred but the Assembly opposed. He also established a committee to study governmental structure, reorganized the state Department of Health and continued efforts to improve educational, mental health, anti-pollution and highway programs. After his term, he resumed his law practice.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 30 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4940
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Sydney Fine (10 Apr 1893–21 May 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4940, citing Oak Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hanover, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .