James Rooney (D26) Susquehanna and Wayne Counties 1891-1894
James Rooney, born September 15, 1851, Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania; son of John and Maria O'Connor Rooney; public school education; farming; engaged, cattle trade; engaged, e wholesale baled bay trade; poor commissioner, Susquehanna County, three years; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1891-1894; produce dealer; married, Harriet Cogswell Rooney, children, James Joseph Rooney, Hugh J. Rooney; died, May 24, 1930 (aged 78), Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania; interment, West Auburn Cemetery, Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
Poor commissioner, Susquehanna County, three years.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 26th district, Susquehanna and Wayne Counties, 1891-1894; defeated, incumbent Orrin A. Lines; committee assignments, Accounts, Federal Relations, Judicial Apportionment, New Counties and County Seats, Pensions and Gratuities, Public Health and Sanitation.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1893). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 809, 815-817, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 779.