Member Biography

James Crowe Vaughan 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1895-1896       20 Republican
1897-1898       20 Republican
1899-1900       20 Republican
1901-1902       20 Republican

COUNTIES: Luzerne, Lackawanna  


07/28/1860 - 08/08/1901

James Crowe Vaughan (R20) Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties 1895-1901

Early Life: 

James Crowe Vaughan, born July 28, 1860, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; Scranton High School; Scranton schoolteacher, principal; studied law, admitted to bar, lawyer; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 1895-1901; married, Margaret Cusick Vaughan, children, Agnes, john, Joseph; died, August 8, 1901 (age 41 years, 11 days), in office of Senate, fishing, Hepatic Colic, Lake Henry (Maplewood Lake), Wayne County, Pennsylvania, in arms of his brother, Select Councilman Daniel Vaughan. Burial location unknown.

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

Organizer, charter member, Saint Peter Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society of Bellevue; President, Scranton Diocesan; member, Division 17, Ancient Order of Hibernians; member, Philip Sheridan Rules, member, Philip Sheridan Monument Association, (statue of Sheridan by Allen George Newman is sited in Scranton, Pennsylvania).

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 20th District, 1895-1901; committee assignments, Appropriations, Education, Game and Fisheries, Judiciary General, Public Grounds and Buildings, Public Supply of Light, Heat and Water; Chairman, Law and Order.  


Only burial information found, find a grave website, wife, Margaret Cusick Vaughan, who is interred Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, says married, James C. Vaughan (July, 1860-no cemetery). 

Slated, Orphans Court Judgeship, eligible, because he was a member of legislature, that created office.   


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1900). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1186, 1192-1195, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1164.

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, Evening News (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) Friday August 09, 1901, Page 1. 

The Scranton Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania) · Friday, August 09, 1901 · Page 1.

Lancaster New Era (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) • Saturday, August 10, 1901 Page 1.

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, Evening News (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) Saturday August 10, 1901, Page 1.