Member Biography

Norman Anshutz Whitten 


Obit and Portrait: The Messenger, Homestead, March 17, 1922; Bio: Smulls, Messenger

Sessions Office Position District Party
1917-1918       45 Republican
1919-1920       45 Republican
1921-1922       45 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


10/28/1868 - 03/17/1922

Norman Anshutz Whitten (R45) Allegheny (Part) County 1917-1922

Early Life:

Norman Anshutz Whitten, born October 28, 1868, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of Doctor Robert Quail and Sarah Jane Anschutz Whitten; Pittsburgh public school education; Western University of Pennsylvania (now University of Pittsburgh); employed, steel industry (twenty five years); consulting engineer, R. W. Hunt and Company; elected, council, Munhall Borough (thirteen years); elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1915-1916, not a candidate for reelection, 1916; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1917-1922; married, Katharine E Mitschelen, children, Julia Mitshelen Whitten, Robert A Whitten, Robert Quail Whitten, II; died, March 17, 1922 (age 53) while in office of the Senate, Munhall, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, council, Munhall Borough (thirteen years).

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1915-1916, not a candidate for reelection, 1916.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 45th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1917-1922; committee assignments, Appropriations, Canals and Inland Navigation (Chairman), Corporations, Exposition Affairs, Game and Fisheries, Judiciary General, Law and Order, Library, Mines and Mining, Public Health and Sanitation, Public Printing; while in office of the Senate. 

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members W"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1921-1922). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1346, 1360, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1325.

Norman A Whitten (1868-1922) - Find a Grave Memorial