James Anderson Geltz (R40) Allegheny (Part) County 1939-1950
James Anderson Geltz, born June 30, 1900, son of John George and Manora “Nora” Simendinger Geltz; Pennsylvania State College (now Pennsylvania State University); University of Pittsburgh Law School; admitted bar, 1924; married, Helen Wallace Geltz, 1924, daughter, Margaret Joan Geltz Cope; attorney; United States attorney, 1925-1927; assistant district attorney 1929-1939; unsuccessful candidate, Congress, 1936; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1939-1951; majority floor leader, 1941-1942; defeated, Republican primary, 1950; died, September 21, 1963 (aged 63), Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Unsuccessful candidate, Congress, Pennsylvania's 30th congressional district, defeated by, Peter J. De Muth, 1936.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 40th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1939-1950; majority floor leader, 1941-1942 session; Chairman, Senate Finance Committee, 1949; defeated by Robert D. Fleming, Republican primary, 1950.