|Frederick Taylor Pusey|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||Robert M. Newhard|
|Succeeded by||John Milton Lutz|
|Born||June 3, 1872|
|Died||September 6, 1936|
Frederick Taylor Pusey (June 3, 1872–September 6, 1936) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for Delaware County from 1903 to 1906.
Early life and educaction
He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1892 to 1918. He was a member of the First Regiment from 1892 to 1906 and served in the Spanish–American War. He served as aide-de-camp to Governor Edwin Sydney Stuart from 1907 to 1912 and to Governor John K. Tener in 1913. He served with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I from 1917 to 1918.
He worked as an assistant manager in a hosiery mill for two years, and later worked as an industrial life insurance collector. He was a lawyer and solicitor for the borough of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania (1899–1900) and served as president of the Law Academy of Philadelphia.
He served two terms in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1903–04 and 1905–06) representing Delaware County as a Republican. He did not run for re-election in 1906.
In 1903 he introduced an "anti-cartoon" bill in the legislature. The bill would have made it illegal for publishers to print cartoons depicting politicians as animals. It was inspired by a series of cartoons depicting the 1902 candidate for governor, Samuel Pennypacker, as a parrot. The bill did not become law, but it inspired a whole new series of cartoons depicting politicians as vegetables and inanimate objects.
In 1895, Pusey married Nellie Oglivie and together they had one child.
He died September 6, 1936 in Philadelphia, and is buried in Cumberland Cemetery in Media, Pennsylvania.
- Biographical and Genealogical History of the State of Delaware, Volume 1. Chambersburg, PA: J.M Runk & Co.. 1899. p. 183. https://books.google.com/books?id=k7UNAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA183&lpg=PA183&dq=frederick+taylor+pusey&source=bl&ots=LmxamqAzY1&sig=uOTPCFIBitiq0VgyiHbdKrFAtmk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwit_q7RuLbbAhWLxFQKHdS8DSEQ6AEIQzAG#v=onepage&q=frederick%20taylor%20pusey&f=false. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
- "Frederick Taylor Pusey". Pennsylvania House of Representatives. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=3836&body=H. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- "Frederick Taylor Pusey". Politics in Graphic Detail: Exploring History through Political Cartoons. Historical Society of Pennsylvania. http://digitalhistory.hsp.org/hint/politics-graphic-detail/person/frederick-taylor-pusey. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
Robert M. Newhard
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Delaware County
John Milton Lutz
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