Member Biography

Lafayette Rowland 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1895-1896       22 Democrat
1897-1898       22 Democrat

COUNTIES: Carbon, Monroe, Pike  


01/16/1837 - 10/31/1903

Lafayette Rowland (D22) Carbon, Monroe, Pike Counties 1895-1898

Early Life:

Lafayette Rowland, born January 16, 1837, Rowlands, Lackawaxen Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania; son of Samuel H. and Lucinda Rogers Rowland; Fort Edward Institute, New York; teacher; farmer; lumbering; elected, treasurer, Pike County, 1874-1875; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1889-1892; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1892); elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1895-1898; married, Arabella Kimble Rowland; died, October 31, 1903; interment, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kimbles, Pike County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, treasurer, Pike County, 1874-1875.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1889-1892; not a candidate for reelection, 1892. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 22nd district, Carbon, Monroe, Pike Counties, 1895-1898, committee assignments, Agriculture, Corporation, Education, Library, Military Affairs, Public Grounds and Buildings. 

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


Brother, George H. Rowland, Pennsylvania State Senate, 13th district, Luzerne, Monroe and Pike Counties, 1873-1874 22nd district, Carbon, Monroe and Pike Counties, 1875. George H. Rowland  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (

Uncle, George Franklin Rowland, Pennsylvania State Senate, 14th district, Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties, 1907.

George Franklin Rowland  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (

Uncle, Miles C. Rowland, Pennsylvania State Senate, 14th district, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Wayne Counties, 1909-1910.

Miles C. Rowland  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (

Established by an act of the Pennsylvania Legislature, Mount Moriah Cemetery Association of Philadelphia, incorporated, March 27, 1855, (1857 (1855) P.L. 729, No.732).

Act of February 17, 1865 (1865 P.L.172, No.163), ceded at least some portion of the Mount Moriah Cemetery to the Federal Government.

Mount Moriah Cemetery closed its gates in April 2011 and had no owner when the last member of the board of directors died. The Orphans Court of Philadelphia granted the Mount Moriah Cemetery Preservation Corporation, a receivership in 2014.


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) (1898) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1163, 1169-1171, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1139.

Scharf, John Thomas (1884). History of Philadelphia, 1609–1884. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co. p. 2360. Retrieved 23 August 2019. moriah.

History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884 : Scharf, J. Thomas (John Thomas), 1843-1898 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive 

History and notable burials Mount Moriah Cemetery (Philadelphia) - Wikipedia

Lafayette Rowland (1837-1903) - Find a Grave Memorial