Member Biography

Perry Aurora Gibson 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1897-1898       49 Republican
1899-1900       49 Republican



08/25/1857 - 12/30/1906

Perry Aurora Gibson (R49) Erie County 1897-1900

Early Life:

Perry Aurora Gibson, born August 25 , 1857, Gibson Hill Farm, Washington Township, Erie County, August 25, 1857; son of Daniel Crispin and Maria Conant Gibson; public school education Washington Township; Edinboro State Normal School; distinguished honors, Iowa State University, 1883; returned, Edinboro; entered the law, office of John Proudfit, Edinboro, later the law office of William Benson, Erie, admitted, practice, United States Courts, 1886, subsequently admitted to practice before the Supreme Courts; corporation lawyer; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1897-1900; married, Almira R. Reeder Gibson, daughter, Opale Reeder Gibson Smith; died, December 30, 1906 (aged 49), Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania; interment, Erie Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 49th district, Erie County, 1897-1900; represented, Pennsylvania State Senate, State Capitol fire investigating committee, chairman, sub – committee, examine all the evidence in detail; wrote and presented the final report of the joint committee; appointed, chairman, committee to reorganize, Pennsylvania State College (now Pennsylvania State University); committee assignments, Education, Game and Fisheries (Chairman) Pensions and Gratuities, Public Printing, Public Roads and Highways, Public Supply of Light, Heat and Water.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "G""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 1187, 1192-1195, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1159.

Perry Aurora Gibson (1857-1906) - Find a Grave Memorial