Member Biography

John Upperman 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1881-1882       43 Republican
1883-1884       43 Republican
1885-1886       43 Republican
1887-1888       43 Republican
1889-1890       43 Republican
1891-1892       43 Republican
1893-1894       43 Republican
1895-1896       43 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


05/13/1845 - 05/19/1912

John Upperman (R43) Allegheny (Part) County 1881-1895

Early Life:

John Upperman, born May 13, 1845, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of Henry and Anna Gertrude Stahl Upperman; common school education; Shafer Business College; learned the trade of tanner; engaged livery business; member, city councils of Pittsburgh, 1877-1880; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1881-1895; married, Mary Garrlson; died, May 19, 1912 (aged 67) Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, interment, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Member, city councils of Pittsburgh, 1877-1880.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 43rd district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1881-1895; committee assignments, Appropriations, Congressional Apportionment, Corporations, Education, Judicial Apportionment, Vice and Immorality (Chairman).


Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1895). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 888, 894-897, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 857.

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

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