Matthew Stanley Quay, of Beaver Court-House, was born in Dillsburg, York County, Pennsylvania, September 30, 1833; was prepared for college at Beaver and Indiana Academies; was graduated from Jefferson College in 1850; was admitted to the bar in 1854; was elected Prothonotary of Beaver County in 1856 and re-elected in 1859; was a Lieutenant in …[Co. F,] Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves; was Colonel of the One Hundred and thirty-forth Pennsylvania Volunteers; was Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Commissary-General; was military State agent at Washington; was Private Secretary to the Governor of Pennsylvania; was Major and Chief of Transportation and Telegraphs; was Military Secretary to the Governor of Pennsylvania, 1861-’65; was a member of the Legislature, 1865-’67; was Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1872-’78; was Recorder of the City of Philadelphia, and Chairman of the Republican State Committee, 1878-’79; was Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1879-’82; was Delegate at large to the Republican National Conventions of 1872, ’76 and ’80; was elected State Treasurer in 1885; was elected to the United States Senate as a Republican to succeed John I. Mitchell, and took his seat March 4, 1887; was selected a member of the Republican National Committee, and chosen Chairman thereof, and ex officio Chairman of the Executive Committee when the committee organized, in July, 1888, and conducted the succesful Presidential campaign of that year. His term of service expired March 3, 1893.
Currently a resident of Burke, Virginia - I'm originally from the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have been a student of the Pennsylvania Reserves since 1997 and thoroughly enjoy telling their story. By trade I'm a former IT Professional but presently working as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service.