Member Biography

Hiram Findlay 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1870       20 Democrat
1871       20 Democrat
1872       21 Democrat


01/10/1811 - 11/09/1882

Hiram Findlay (D20) Bedford, Fulton and Somerset Counties 1870-1872 (D21) Bedford, Blair, Fulton and Somerset Counties 1872 

Early Life:

Hiram Findlay, born January 10, 1811, Berks County, Pennsylvania; son of Reverend Samuel D. and Mary Polly Shockey Findley; married, Mary Meese, children, Hiram Findley, Lucretia Findlay; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1870-1872; died, November 9, 1882, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Burial location unknown. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 20th district, Bedford, Fulton and Somerset Counties, 1870-1871. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, Bedford, Blair, Fulton and Somerset Counties, 1872; committee assignments, Accounts, Canals and Inland. Navigation, Election Districts.


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1872). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 502, 506-508.