Member Biography

George Rankin Jr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1935-1936       44 Democrat
1937-1938       44 Democrat

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


05/22/1868 - 05/07/1949

George Rankin, Jr. (D44) Allegheny (Part) County 1935-1938

Early Life: 

George Rankin, Jr., born May 22, 1868, Scotland, son of George and Agnes Rankin; public school education; University Extension Courses; Banker; City Clerk and City Auditor, Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania; treasurer, Wilkinsburg Relief Association; chairman, Draft Board, District No. 4; chairman, Liberty Loan Drives; married, Annie E. Flanagan Rankin, seven children; elected, Democrat, Commissioner of Allegheny County, 1935; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 44th district, 1935-1938;died, May 7, 1949 (aged 80), Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Woodlawn Cemetery, Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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

Member, Freemasons; Rotary Club; Odd Fellows; the Fraternal Order of Eagles; Shriners; the Elks and Chamber of Commerce.


Your Future in Allegheny County Kane, John J.; George Rankin, Jr. New York: North River Press, 1947. First printing. Hardcover. First edition, 1947. Cloth hardcover, illustrated, 51 pages.

Pennsylvania Politics: 

City Clerk and City Auditor, Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

Elected, Democrat, Commissioner of Allegheny County, 1935. 

Elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 44th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1935-1938; committee assignments, Appropriations, Banking, City Government, County Government, Elections, Finance (Chairman), Game and Fisheries, Highways, Law and Order, Mines and Mining, Welfare.

Delegate, Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940, 1944, 1948. 


The George Rankin Jr. Memorial Bridge spanning the Monongahela River near Rankin and Braddock Boroughs in Pennsylvania. The steel cantilever spandrel-braced deck arch bridge was built by the County of Allegheny in 1951. The bridge has a main span length of 505.25 feet and a 75-foot vertical clearance at the centerline of the channel span. The town of Rankin is named after a different Rankin, Thomas. 


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

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