Member Biography

Archibald Weaver "Archie" Powell 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1911-1912       44 Republican
1913-1914       44 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


08/21/1872 - 05/27/1940

Archibald Weaver “Archie” Powell (R44) Allegheny (Part) County 1911-1913

Early Life:

Archibald Weaver “Archie” Powell, born August 21, 1872, California, Washington County, Pennsylvania, son of John R. and Harriet Weaver; public school education; Southwestern State Normal School; Yale University, LL.D., 1900; enlisted, deployed, Philippine Insurrection, Tenth Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, United States Army wounded twice Spanish-American War, 1898-1899; building foreman and contractor; principal, Duquesne Borough public schools; principal, Allegheny County; principal, Latrobe public schools; admitted, Allegheny County bar, 1900, attorney, engaged, practice of law; adjutant, Tenth Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard; Historian of the Veteran Association; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1911- resigned, May 5, 1913; elected, Republican, Auditor General of Pennsylvania, 1913-1917; died, May 27, 1940 (aged 68), interment, Highland Cemetery, California, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 44th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1911- resigned, May 5, 1913; committee assignments, Banks and Building and Loan Associations, Military Affairs (Chairman), Mines and Mining, Municipal Affairs, Public Health and Sanitation.

Elected, Republican, Auditor General of Pennsylvania, 1913-1917.


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1912). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1004, 1010-1013, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 983.

Archibald W “Archie” Powell (1871-1940) - Find a Grave Memorial