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Stanley A. PROKOP

(1909-1977)

PROKOP, Stanley A., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Throop, Lackawanna County, Pa., July 29, 1909; attended the public schools of Dickson City and Throop; graduated from Villanova (Pa.) University with B.A. and B.S. degrees; entered the Second World War as a private in the Thirtieth Infantry Division and was discharged as a captain; served as supervisor of Lackawanna, Pa.; member, North Pocono Joint School Board for ten years; commissioned an officer at the Adjutant General’s Officer Candidate School, Ft. Washington, Md.; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; served as a member of Board of Assessment Appeals, Lackawanna County, Pa.; director of veterans’ affairs for fourteen years, Lackawanna County; resided in Lake Ariel, Pa., where he died November 11, 1977; interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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