Member Biography

Oliver Perry Cornman 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1845       2 Native American
1846       2 Native American
1847       2 Native American

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


1813 - 04/19/1883

Oliver Perry Cornman (Native American2) 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, reinterment, Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Montgomery County,  Pennsylvania, 1956.

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, Native American, 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.


Cox, Harold "Senate Members "C"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

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

The Philadelphia Times (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 

Oliver P. Cornman (1813-1883) - Find a Grave Memorial