Member Biography

Augustus Felix Daix Jr.


 Portrait: Senate of Pennsylvania

Sessions Office Position District Party
1913-1914       7 Republican
1915-1916       7 Republican
1917-1918       7 Republican
1919-1920       7 Republican
1921-1922       7 Republican
1923-1924       7 Republican
1925-1926       7 Republican
1927-1928       7 Republican
1929-1930     President Pro Tempore 7 Republican
1931-1932     President Pro Tempore 7 Republican

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


10/03/1866 - 05/05/1932

Augustus Felix Daix, Jr. (R7) Philadelphia (Part) County 1913-1932

Early Life:

Augustus Felix Daix, Jr. born October 3, 1866, city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of Augustus Felix Daix, Sr. and Emilie Steinmetz McDonald; Lauderbach Academy, Philadelphia; University of Pennsylvania, law, 1893; Philadelphia County, bar, 1893; attorney, partner, A.F. Daix and Son; married, Blanche Lillian Dunn, 1897; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1913-1932, elected, Republican, Senate President Pro Tempore, 1929-1932; married, Blanche Lillian Dunn Daix, children, Augustus Felix Daix, III, Lillian Daix Boniface, John Ronald Daix, Virginia Daix Hengst; died, May 5, 1932 (age 65 years, 215 days), in the office of Senate, heart disease, New Clarion Hotel, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey; interment, West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. 

Early Life:

Served, two-term president, Northwest Businessmen’s Association, organized, five-time president, United Businessmen’s Association of Philadelphia, solicitor, Northwestern Trust Company.

Member, Union League, Philadelphia Historical Society, Philadelphia County bar, 40 years; thirty-third degree Mason. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 7th district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1913-1932: elected, Senate President Pro Tempore, 1929-1932; served, Commission to investigate all matters pertaining to Cold Storage, authorized by current resolution June 19, 1913, P.L. 1466; committee assignments, Appropriations (Chairman), City Passenger Railways, Exposition Affairs,Federal Relations, Finance, Insurance, Judicial Apportionment, Judiciary General, Judiciary Special, Legislative Apportionment, New Counties and Seats, Public Buildings, Public Health and Sanitation, Public Supply of Light, Heat, and Water. Wrote the 1921 Insurance Department Act.

Election, Senate President Pro Tempore, defeated, William D. Mansfield, Allegheny County, 24-22, 1929-1930, defeated, Warren Roberts, 46-4, 1931-1932.


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1923-1924). Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 983, 988, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 962.

Augustus Felix Daix Jr. (1866-1932) - Find a Grave Memorial