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]

Republican Party (United States) political party in the United States

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States; the other is its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Lower house of legislature of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral Pennsylvania General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. There are 203 members, elected for two-year terms from single member districts.

Delaware County, Pennsylvania County in Pennsylvania, United States

Delaware County, colloquially referred to as Delco, is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 562,960, it is the fifth most populous county in Pennsylvania, and the third smallest in area. The county was created on September 26, 1789, from part of Chester County, and named for the Delaware River.

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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]

Chester, Pennsylvania Place in Pennsylvania, United States

Chester is a city in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. With a population of 33,972 at the 2010 census it is the largest city in Delaware County. Incorporated in 1682, Chester is the oldest city in Pennsylvania and is located on the western bank of the Delaware River between the cities of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware.

Sergeant military rank

Sergeant is a rank in many uniformed organizations, principally military and policing forces. The alternate spelling, "serjeant", is used in The Rifles and other units that draw their heritage from the British Light Infantry. Its origin is the Latin "serviens", "one who serves", through the French term "sergent".

United States Army Corps of Engineers federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, USACE is involved in a wide range of public works throughout the world. The Corps of Engineers provides outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity.

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]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 159

The 159th Pennsylvania House of Representatives District is located in Delaware County. The 159th District lies in the Southeast part of the state. It has been represented by Brian Joseph Kirkland since 2017.

Pennsylvania Route 291 highway in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Route 291 is an east–west route in Pennsylvania that runs from U.S. Route 13 in Trainer, Delaware County east to Interstate 76 (I-76) in South Philadelphia near the Walt Whitman Bridge and the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. Except for a short 1-mile (1.6 km) section between US 13 and the Chester/Trainer line, PA 291 is mostly a four-lane highway. It runs parallel to the Delaware River. The route passes through industrial areas near the river in Delaware County, serving Chester, Eddystone, Essington, and Lester. PA 291 enters Philadelphia near the Philadelphia International Airport, at which point it has an interchange with I-95. The route crosses the Schuylkill River on the George C. Platt Memorial Bridge and continues along Penrose Avenue to I-76.

Francis X. Tenaglio is an American politician who served as a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives 159th district from 1977 to 1978.

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

Linwood, Pennsylvania Census-designated place in Pennsylvania, United States

Linwood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,281 at the 2010 census.

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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  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.
  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.
  4. 1 2 3 "Thomas H. Worrilow". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 12 June 2018.