Biography of Thomas Perry
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

THOMAS PERRY, superintendent of the bureau of public lighting, Pittsburg, has for years been prominent in republican politics, and has held many positions of responsibility in the public service. He was born in Pittsburg, in 1858, and there reared and educated, attending the public schools and later the Western university, where he studied for four years. He left the university in June, 1877, and, in 1879, entered the office of the county sheriff as clerk, under Sheriff Thomas H. Hunter, remaining there three years. After this he was clerk in the county treasurer's office for two years, and for two and a half years clerk in the postoffice. In 1885 Mr. Perry went into the grocery business, was engaged in this business for three years, and again returning to the postoffice, served as clerk for two and a half years longer. In 1893 he resigned this position to accept the office of wharfmaster, being employed in this capacity for seven years. In July, 1900, he was appointed to his present position, and was deposed, June 1, 1901, by Recorder E. M. Bigelow. He was then employed for six months in the office of the county commissioner as inspector of county roads, and, on Dec. 1, 1901, was reappointed to his old position as superintendent of the department of public lighting by Dr. J. Guy McCandless, director of the department of public works. In religious belief Mr. Perry is a Methodist.


From:
Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
personal and genealogical with portraits.
Publishers: Northwestern Historical Association
Madison, Wis. 1904.


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