John S. Fine Politician

John Sydney Fine (April 10, 1893 – May 21, 1978) was an American lawyer, judge, and politician. A Republican, he served as the 35th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1951 to 1955. John Fine was born in Newport Township, Pennsylvania, one of nine children of Jacob W. and Margaret (née Croop) Fine. In 1895, the family moved to nearby Nanticoke, where Fine received his early education at local public schools. He milked cows and plowed fields on a coal company farm as a young boy, and later reported on local community news for the Wilkes-Barre Record as a teenager. After graduating from Nanticoke High School as valedictorian in 1911, Fine studied at the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, earning his law degree in 1914. He was admitted to practice law in Luzerne County (1914) and before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania (1915), opening his own practice in Wilkes-Barre. From 1916 to 1920, he served as Republican chairman of the Fourth Legislative District of Luzerne County. During World War I, Fine served with the 23rd U.S. Army Engineers, reaching the rank of sergeant. In 1919, while stationed in Ireland, he took postgraduate studies at Trinity College of the University of Dublin.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 10th, 1893
United States of America
Date of death
May 21st, 1978 at age of 85
Episcopal Church
Places lived
Pennsylvania , United States of America
pop. 12,773,801 (2013)


1. Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law Colleges/University

The Pennsylvania State University- The Dickinson School of Law (also known as Penn State Law) is the law school of Pennsylvania State University. Penn State Law, one of the professional graduate schools of Penn State, operates as a unified two-location operation with facilities in both University Park, Pennsylvania and Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The two campuses operate meaningfully as a single enterprise, with a single identity, single reputation and single stature. The University Park Campus is Penn State's main campus, and it maintains over 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Carlisle, approximately 80 miles (130 km) southeast of University Park, is the original home of the law school.

Type Public university
201 Old Main, University Park, Pennsylvania
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1891., U.S. Congressperson

Political engagements

Republican Party

Party founded


Geographic scope

United States of America


Conservatism in the United States
Social conservatism
Economic liberalism


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Social media

Wikipedia article

The Republican Party, also commonly called the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery activists in 1854, it dominated politics nationally for most of the period from 1860 to 1932. There have been 18 Republican presidents, the first being Abraham Lincoln, serving from 1861 to 1865, and the most recent being George W. Bush, serving from 2001 to 2009. The most recent Republican presidential nominee was former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in 2012. The party's platform is generally based upon American conservatism, in contrast to the Democratic Party, which supports contemporary American liberalism. The Republican Party's platform of conservatism traces its roots to classical liberalism with an emphasis on its economically liberal policies in supporting free markets, limited government, and laissez-faire economics, while supporting socially conservative policies. A significant portion of the Republican base is made up of fiscal conservatives and other free market, pro-capitalism factions.

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Goverment positions 1

Governor of Pennsylvania




The Governor of Pennsylvania is the head of the executive branch of the government of Pennsylvania.

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