Robert John Cunningham (R40) Allegheny (Part) County 1907-1908
Robert John Cunningham, born April 5, 1860, Elizabeth, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of Irish William Wilson and Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" McIntosh Cunningham; public schools; A.T. Douthett, James Dickson Academies, Sewickley, Pennsylvania ; engaged newspaper, Times and Leader; engaged, cashier, National Life Insurance Company; agent, Manhattan Life Insurance Company; common, executive councils, Sewickley, seven years; secretary, treasurer, National Water Works and Construction Company; married, Edith Gilmore, 1890, children, Harriet Little Cunningham, Edward Gilmore Cunningham; elected, Controller of Allegheny County, 1903-1906; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1907- resigned May 11, 1908; elected, Controller of Allegheny County, 1908-1915; appointed, Pennsylvania State Highway Commissioner, 1915-1916; died, April 26, 1916 (aged 56), from angina, Sewickley, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; interment, Sewickley Cemetery, Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, Controller of Allegheny County, 1903-1906.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 40th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1907- resigned May 11, 1908; committee assignments, Appropriations, Canals and Inland Navigation, Insurance, Judicial Apportionment, Legislative Apportionment, Military Affairs.
Elected, Controller of Allegheny County, 1908-1915.
Appointed, Governor Martin Grove Brumbaugh, Pennsylvania State Highway Commissioner, 1915-1916.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1907). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 816, 822-824, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 793.
Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Wednesday, April 26, 1916, page 4.
Daily Republican, The (Monongahela, Pennsylvania) Thursday, April 27, 1916, page 1.