Thomas Worrilow

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Thomas H. Worrilow
Member of the PennsylvaniaHouseofRepresentatives
from the 159th district
In office
1967–1976
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded by Francis Tenaglio
Member of the PennsylvaniaHouseofRepresentatives
from the Delaware County district
In office
1963–1964
Preceded by John E. Gremminger
Succeeded byJohn E. Gremminger
Personal details
Born(1918-08-15)August 15, 1918 [1]
Chester, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 29, 2004(2004-08-29) (aged 86)
Chester, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican

Thomas H. Worrilow (August 15, 1918 – August 29, 2004) was an American politician who served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Delaware County district from 1963 to 1964 and the 159th district from 1967 to 1976. [2]

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Early life

Worrilow was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. He served as a sergeant in the United States Army Corps of Engineers during World War II from 1942 to 1945 and received 3 overseas service bars, the Good Conduct Medal, on service strip and the European-African-Middle East Campaign Medal [3] and 3 Bronze Star Medals. [4]

Civilian career

Worrilow worked as a typesetter for the Delaware Valley Times for 45 years, an insurance agent, volunteer firefighter and President of Moyamensing Fire Company. [4]

Political career

Worrilow served as an alderman in Chester from 1960 to 1966. He was elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the Delaware County district for the 1963 term. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964.

In 1967, Pennsylvania created the 159th district and Worrilow was elected as representative and served 4 terms afterwards. During his time as Pennsylvania State Representative, he lobbied for improvements to Pennsylvania Route 291. [3] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1976 and was succeeded by Francis Tenaglio. [4]

Worrilow died in Chester, Pennsylvania and is interred at the Lawn Croft cemetery in Linwood, Pennsylvania. [3]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Preceded by
John E. Gremminger
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the Delaware County district

1961–1963
Succeeded by
John E. Gremminger
Preceded by
District created
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 159th district

1967–1976
Succeeded by
Francis Tenaglio

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References

  1. Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania. Dept. of Property and Supplies; Pennsylvania. Bureau of Publications (1969). The Pennsylvania Manual. 99. Department of Property and Supplies for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2015-02-27.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Cox, Harold. "House Members W". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project . Wilkes University.
  3. 1 2 3 "Thomas Henry Worrilow". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 12 June 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. 1 2 3 "Thomas H. Worrilow". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 12 June 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)