Member Biography

Oliver Perry Cornman 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1845       2 Democrat
1846       2 Democrat
1847       2 Democrat

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


1813 - 04/19/1883

Oliver Perry Cornman (D2) Philadelphia County, 1845-1847

Early Life: 

Oliver Perry Cornman, born 1813, Walnut Street, city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County Pennsylvania; son of Adam and Sarah Roberts Cornman; painter; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1845-1847; member, Spring Garden Commissioners; admitted, Philadelphia bar,  1858; clerk, Quarter Session, 1859-1860; president, Select Council, three successively terms; declined, nomination, Mayor Philadelphia; married, Mary B. Cornman, children, Catherine Shurlock Cornman, Samuel A Cornman, Matilda Cornman; Sarah Matilda Cornman, Mary A Cornman Hipple; died, April 19, 1883, Wallace Street home, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; originally interment Monument Cemetery (Defunct) Broad and Berks Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; all the interments were removed, 1956, Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Montgomery County,  Pennsylvania.

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

Sunday school teacher, founder church at Columbia Avenue and Twenty-First Street, zealous member, Eleventh and Wooster Street Church.   

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2nd district, Philadelphia County, 1845-1847.

Member, Spring Garden Commissioners.

Clerk, Quarter Session, 1859-1860.

President, Select Council, three successively terms.

Declined, nomination, Mayor Philadelphia.


The New York Times (New York, New York) Thursday, April 19, 1883, Page 5

The Philadelphia Times (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)