Patrick J. Boland

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Patrick Joseph Boland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1931 – May 18, 1942
Preceded by Laurence Hawley Watres
Succeeded by Veronica Grace Boland
House Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1935 – May 18, 1942
Personal details
Born(1880-01-06)January 6, 1880
Scranton, Pennsylvania
DiedMay 18, 1942(1942-05-18) (aged 62)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic

Patrick Joseph Boland (January 6, 1880 – May 18, 1942) was a United States representative for Pennsylvania 11th District.


Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania to Irish immigrants, [1] he attended St. Thomas College (now the University of Scranton). He worked as a carpenter and general contractor. He was on the Scranton city council from 1905 to 1906, the Board of education from 1907 to 1909. He then served as county commissioner of Lackawanna County from 1915 to 1919.

A Democrat, he was elected to the House of Representatives in 1930, serving until his death in 1942. From 1935, he served as the Majority Whip.

He was married twice, first to Sarah Jennings on November 24, 1908; after her death, he married Veronica Barrett on October 27, 1931. Barrett would serve out the rest of his term after he died.

He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and of the Knights of Columbus.

A Roman Catholic, he was interred in the Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton.

See also


  • United States Congress. "Patrick J. Boland (id: B000601)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Times-Tribune story on Boland
  1. ^ "United States Census, 1880", FamilySearch, retrieved March 25, 2018

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Laurence Hawley Watres
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Veronica Grace Boland
Party political offices
Preceded by
Arthur H. Greenwood (D-IN)
House Majority Whip
Succeeded by
Robert Ramspeck (D-GA)