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John Steven McGroarty


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1934 Democratic CD-11 66999 Win
11-03-1936 Republican CD-11 69679 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 20, 1862 near Wilkes-Barre in Foster Township, Pennsylvania
Married: Ida Caroline Lubrecht
Died: August 7, 1944 in Los Angeles, CA.

1890-1893: County Treasurer, Luzerne County [Pennsylvania]
1893-189?: Justice of the Peace, Luzerne County [Pennsylvania]
1933-1944: Poet Laureate of California
1936: Primary [Townsendite Party] Candidate for President (Lost) 
1938: Primary Candidate for Secretary of State (Lost)

  • In 1893, McGroarty became the the youngest man ever to serve as Justice of the Peace in Pennysylvania.
  • PLACENAME: McGroarty Park is located in the Tujunga area of Los Angeles.

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) [

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