Member Biography

Michael Albert Arnholt 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1881-1882       45 Republican
1883-1884       45 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


12/25/1836 - 07/25/1901

Doctor Michael Albert Arnholt (R45) Allegheny (Part) County 1881-1884

Early Life:

Doctor Michael Albert Arnholt, born December 25, 1836, Seebach, Departement du Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; son of Michael and Saloma Anthon Arnholt/Arnold; common school education; studied medicine, Ecloe des Medicine at Strasbourg (now University of Strasbourg, France), 1862; settled, Birmingham, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; now engaged in the practice of his profession, Southside, Pittsburgh; president, school- board, 26th Ward, Southside, Pittsburgh, nine years; member of common, select councils, Southside, Pittsburgh; elected, Republican Senate, 1881-1884; resumed practice of his profession, Southside, Pittsburgh; married, Salomea Ernwein Arnholt, daughter, Clara Arnolt Speer; died, July 25, 1901 suicide, (aged 64, gunshot wound to the heart, found on the sofa in his office) Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, First Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Mount Oliver, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Chairman, executive committee, Southside Hospital, member, Southside Medical Society.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 45th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1881-1884; committee assignments, Appropriations, Canals and Inland Navigation, Pensions And Gratuities, Public Printing, Retrenchment And Reform.


Cox, Harold. Senate Members "A" ( Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1883). Smull, W.P., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 765, 770-772, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 729.

The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) · Thursday July 25, 1901, · Page 1.

Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) · Friday, July 26, 1901 · Page 3.

Dr Michael A. Arnholt (1836-1901) - Find a Grave Memorial