Member Biography

George Franklin Rowland 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1907-1908       14 Democrat


09/07/1850 - 10/02/1907

George Franklin Rowland (D14) Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Wayne Counties 1907

Early Life:

George Franklin Rowland, known as G. Frank Rowland, born September 7, 1850 Rowland, Pike County, Pennsylvania; son of senator George H. and Catherine Ammerman Rowland; public schools education; Fort Edward Collegiate Institute, New York; Eastman's Business College, Poughkeepsie, New York; general store G.F. Rowland and Company, sold 1899; postmaster of Rowland, 1872, 1897; elected treasurer, Pike County, 1899; unsuccessful Democratic nominee, Congress, 1902, 1904; delegate, Democratic State Conventions, 1904, 1905; Congressional conferee several times; engaged, farming, lumbering, real estate; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1906; unmarried; died in office October 2, 1907, Interment, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kimbles, Pike County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Owner, general store, G.F. Rowland and Company, sold 1899; engaged, farming, lumbering, real estate.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, treasurer, Pike County, 1899.

Unsuccessful Democratic nominee, Congress, 1902, 1904.

Delegate, Democratic State Conventions, 1904, 1905.

Congressional conferee. several times.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1906; committee assignments, Agriculture, Federal Relations, Game and Fisheries, Library and Public Supply of Light, Heat and Water.


Son of Pennsylvania State Senator George H. Rowland, 1873-1875; Nephew of Pennsylvania State Senator Lafayette Rowland, 1895-1898.

Town of Rowland, Pennsylvania, named after father, George H. Rowland.


The Pennsylvania Manual, (1908). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 909, 915-917, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 889.

Pike County Dispatch (Milford, Pennsylvania) Thursday October 10, 1907, Page 1