BOLAND, Patrick Joseph, (1880 - 1942)


Photograph (detail), 1935, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

BOLAND, Patrick Joseph, (husband of Veronica G. Boland), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., January 6, 1880; attended the parochial schools and St. Thomas College, Scranton, Pa.; began work as a carpenter; member of the firm of Boland Brothers, general building contractors; also associated with a sewer and paving contract company; member of the city council of Scranton, Pa., 1905-1906; served on the school board of Scranton 1907-1909; county commissioner of Lackawanna County, Pa., 1915-1919; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1931, until his death in Scranton, Pa., May 18, 1942; majority whip (Seventy-fourth through Seventy-seventh Congresses); interment in Cathedral Cemetery.