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Stanley A. Prokop

Stanley A. Prokop (July 29, 1909 – November 11, 1977) was a Democratic U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania from 1959 to 1961.

Prokop was born in Throop, Pennsylvania in Lackawanna County and attended Villanova University. Upon the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the United States Army as a private, serving in the 30th Infantry Division. During the war, he rose to the rank of captain. Following the war, he served on the North Pococno Joint Board of Education for 10 years, and following this was elected to the United States Congress in 1958, defeating incumbent Republican Congressman Joseph L. Carrigg.

Prokop was to serve but a single term, being defeated for re-election by future Pennsylvania governor William Scranton, a moderate Republican, in 1960. Prokop's public service was not ended by this defeat, however, as he served as Lackawanna County's Director of Veterans' Affairs for 14 years. He moved to Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania during this time, and was residing there at the time of his death, which occurred on Veterans Day. His remains were interred at St. Catherine Cemetery in Moscow, Pennsylvania.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph L. Carrigg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district

1959 - 1961
Succeeded by
William Scranton
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