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leagues, and to perform duties as special master, referee, auditor, or examiner, in ruch ways as he may be reasonably able to do, shall receive during the remainder of the term for which he was last elected, if he shall so long live, and during the remainder of his life after the expiration of the term for which he shall have been olocted, a sum equal to one-half of the salary which would bave been paid to him had he continued in active service in such court.
Any judge of the Supreme, Superior, common pleas, or orphans' court, who has heretofore served in judicial office for twenty years or more and who has heretofore retired from office by expiration of his term or by resignation or otherwise, and who shall, after passage of this act, hold himself in readiness to advise with his successors and their colleagues of the court of which he had been a member, and to perform such duties as special master, referee, auditor, or examiner, in such ways as he may be reasonably able to do, shall receive during the remainder of his lite ono-half of the salary which would have been paid to him bad he continued in activo service as a member of such court.
No judge, while accepting the benefits of retirement act, shall be entitled to any additional compensation for the performance of any duties assigned to him hereundor, but such judge shall not be obliged to accept an assignment or duty from any court other than the court of which he was a member at the time of his retiremont.
Any judge who by reason of physical or mental disability is permanently incapacitatod for performing his regular judicial duties or functions, may notify the Governor thereof. (Act of June 12, 1919, P. L. 461.)
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PENNSYLVANIA STATE
OFFICERS AND UNITED STATES SENATORS.
GOVERNOR WILLIAM CAMERON SPROUL was born at Andrews' Bridge, in Coleraine Township, Lancaster County, on September 16, 1870, the son of William Hall and Deborah Dickinson (Slokum) Sproul. Several years of his childhood were spent at Negaunee, in the upper peninsula of Michigan, where he started to school. The family returned to Lancaster County in 1882, removing in the following year to Chester, Delaware County, where he entered the public schools, graduating from the normal course of the Chester High School in 1887, and from Swarthmore College in 1891.
He entered business and has been extensively interested as an editor and publisher and in manufacturing, mining, transportation, banking and farming enterprises in Pennsylvania and other states. He was elected to the Senate in 1896, and re-elected in 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912 and 1916, serving as President pro tempore of the Senate from 1903 to 1905. He was nominated by the Republican party for the office of Governor on May 21, 1918, and was elected on November fifth following. On January 20, 1919, he resigned from the Senate, after a service of twenty-two Fears in that body, and on the following day was inaugurated as Governor.
Mr. Sproul received the degree of Doctor of Laws from Franklin and Marshall College in 1912, and has since been similarly honored by Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg, the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Military College, Lafayette College, Allegheny College and Grove City College. Governor Sproul is a Commander of the Royal Crown of Italy and is also a Commander of the Order of the Crown of Belgium. He was President of the Union League of Philadelphia in 1917 and 1918, and was Chairman of the Pennsylvania Historical Commission from 1913 to 1919. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society. He is a member of the Religious Society of Friends and of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He married, in 1892, Miss Emeline Wallace Roach, daughter of John B. Roach, of Chester; their children are Mrs. Dorothy Sproul Klaer, widow of Captain Henry J. Klaer, and Captain John Roach Sproul.
LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR. EDWARD ENSINGER BEIDLEMAN, Dauphin County, was born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, July 8, 1873; educated in the public schools, graduating from the Harrisburg High School in 1892, also attended business college; read law under Honorable Samuel J. M. McCarrell, and was admitted to the bar in 1898, since which time he has been engaged actively in the practice of his profession; served as a Member of the House of Representatives, sessions of 1905, 1906, and 1907; was elected to the Senate in 1912 and re-elected in November, 1916; at the close of the session of 1915 was elected President Pro tempore of the Senate, and served until the close of the session of 1917.
He was nominated by the Republican Party for the office of Lieutenant-Governor May 21, 1918, and was elected to that office on November fifth following. On January 20, 1919, he resigned from the Senate, and on the following day took the oath of office of Lieutenant-Governor.
ATTORNEY GENERAL. GEORGE ELIAS ALTER, son of Elias and Martha Feison Alter, was born in Springdale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, May 8, 1868, and still resides there. Was educated in the public schools; read law in the office of William Yost, Es. quire, at Pittsburgh, was admitted to the Allegheny County bar, December 16, 1893, and has since practiced in Pittsburgh; was President of the Allegheny County Bar Association 1918-1919. Has been President of the Springdale School Board and of the Springdale Borough Council; elected to the House of Representatives of Pennsylvania in 1908, 1910 and 1912, and was Speaker of the House of Representatives 1913-1914; Member of the Commission on Revision of State Tax and Corporation Laws, 1911-1912; member of the Commission to Revise and Codify the Law of Decedents' Estates, 1915-1917; member of the Board of Inspectors of the Western Penitentiary, 1920; member of the Commission on Constitutional Admendment and Revision 1919-1920; and Attorney General of Pennsylvania since December 14, 1920.
SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH. BERNARD J. MYERS was born in Bainbridge, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, January 12, 1880; attended public schools of the Village of Bainbridge and the York Collegiate Institute of York, Pennsylvania; graduated from Lafayette College in 1901; studied law with Honorable W. U. Hensel, formerly Attorney General of Pennsylvania; was admitted to the Bar December 19, 1903; was elected City Solicitor of the City of Lancaster in April, 1910. In January, 1919, was appointed Deputy Attorney General; appointed Secretary of the Commonwealth by Governor Sproul on July 20, 1921.
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. THOMAS EDWARD FINEGAN was born September 28, 1866, at West Fulton, Schoharie County, New York; educated in public schools of West Fulton, Cooperstown High School, and graduated from the State College for Teachers at Albany ; read law and was admitted to the Bar; has received the degree of M. A. from Hamilton College, Pd. D. from State College for Teachers, LL.D. from Colgate University, Hamilton College, University of the State of Maine; Temple University, Grove City College and Dartmouth College; and Litt. D. from the University of Pennsylvania; taught public schools in New York State six years and supervised public schools two years. Entered the State Educational Department at Albany, in 1894, and remained there for twenty-seven years; organized the work relating to the examination and certification of teachers in the schools of the State and supervised such work for twelve years; was in charge of the law division, passing upon legal questions and preparing judicial opinions on school questions for four years; was made Assistant Commissioner of Education in 1908; Deputy Commissioner of Education in 1915, and the Acting Commissioner of Education in 1918 and 1919; was in charge of the supervision of elementary education in New York State from 1908 to 1919, which included supervision of all elementary schools, state normal schools, city training schools, training classes, the certification of teachers, and the two hundred and seven district superintendents in charge of the rural schools, and of the enforcement of the following statutes; compulsory erlucation law, medical inspection and health instruction law, physical training law, law relative to the education of physically handicapped and mentaliy