Member Biography

Morris Einstein 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1919-1920       42 Republican
1921-1922       42 Republican
1923-1924       42 Republican
1925-1926       42 Republican
1927-1928       42 Republican
1929-1930       42 Republican
1931-1932       42 Republican
1933-1934       42 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


06/15/1865 - 06/12/1937

Morris Einstein (R42) Allegheny (Part) County 1919-1934

Early Life: 

Morris Einstein, born June 15, 1865, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania; son of Leopold and Matilda Loefler Einstein, Morris; educated, public schools; engaged, drug business,1885; organized, general manager, Pennsylvania Light and Power Company, 1900; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1919-1934, unsuccessful reelection; president, Mutual Ice and Ice-cream Company; married, Nora Guckenheimer Einstein, son Robert G. Einstein; died, June 12, 1937 (aged 71) Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment West View Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Engaged, drug business,1885; organized, general manager Pennsylvania Light and Power Company, 1900, until its merger with the Philadelphia Light and Power Company; president, Mutual Ice and Ice-cream Company, Metropolitan Street, North Side. 

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

Member, Rodef Shalom Temple, Pittsburgh; member B’nai B’rith; member, Concordia Club; trustee, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh.   

Pennsylvania Politics:

Chairman, Republican City Committee; elected, Select Council of Allegheny County, serving twenty years, chair, Twenty-fifth Ward Republican Organization of Pittsburgh.  

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 42nd District, Allegheny (Part) County, 1919-1934; Chair, Judiciary Special Committee; committee assignments, Appropriations, Banks Buildings and Loan Associations, City Passenger Railways, Congressional Apportionment, Corporations, Education, Elections, Insurance, Library Municipal Affairs, New Counties and County Seats, Public Health and Sanitation and Railroads; defeated, reelection, Bernard B. McInnis, 1934. 


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1927). Dight, J.C., (Director). Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 965, 970, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 990.

The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Saturday June 12, 1937, Page 1.

Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Saturday June 12, 1937, Page 1.

Morris Einstein (1865-1937) - Find a Grave Memorial