Member Biography

James Rooney 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1891-1892       26 Democrat
1893-1894       26 Democrat

COUNTIES: Susquehanna, Wayne  


09/15/1851 - 05/24/1930

James Rooney (D26) Susquehanna and Wayne Counties 1891-1894

Early Life:

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. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

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.


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1893). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 809, 815-817, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 779.

James Rooney (1851-1930) - Find a Grave Memorial