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 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 in the office of Senate, May 5, 1932 (age 65 years, 215 days) 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 County, 1913-1932: elected, Senate President Pro Tempore, 1929-1932; committee assignments, Appropriations, City Passenger Railways, Federal Relations, Finance, InsuranceJudicial ApportionmentJudiciary GeneralLegislative ApportionmentNew Counties and Seats, Public Buildings, and Public Health and Sanitation; Chairman, Appropriations, Exposition AffairsFinance, Judiciary SpecialPublic Supply of Light, Heat, and Water.

Served, Commission to investigate all matters pertaining to Cold Storage, authorized by current resolution June 19, 1913, P.L. 1466. Wrote the 1921 Insurance Department Act.

Defeated Senator William D. Mansfield, Allegheny County, 24-22, defeated Democrat Warren Roberts, 46-4, for Senate President Pro Tempore.


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