Member Biography

Lafayette Rowland 

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

COUNTIES: Carbon, Monroe, Pike  


Biography

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 (state.pa.us)

Legacy:

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 (pasen.gov)

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

George Franklin Rowland  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (pasen.gov)

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

Miles C. Rowland  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (pasen.gov)

Cited:

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.

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