Member Biography

John Calvin Flenniken 


Tintype Etching, George Bergner, Legislative Journal, 1855; also: The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, pages 538-539

Sessions Office Position District Party
1855       23 Whig
1856       23 Whig
1857       23 Whig

COUNTIES: Washington, Greene  


07/07/1820 - 04/03/1897

John Calvin Flenniken (Whig and Anti-Masonic23) Greene and Washington Counties 1855-1858

Early Life:

John Calvin Flenniken, born July 7, 1820, Carmichaels, Greene County, Pennsylvania; son of James Mifflin and Mary Ann “Polly” McClelland Flenniken; read law; admitted, Greene County bar, 1841; secretary, board of education; elected, Whig and American, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1855-1858; third president, Waynesburg College, 1858; cashier of the county’s First National Bank, until it failed, 1875; moved, Clay Centre, Kansas; died, April 3, 1897 (aged 76), Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas; interment, Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Whig and Anti-Masonic, Pennsylvania State Senate, 23rd district, Greene and Washington Counties, 1855-1858.


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

John Calvin Flenniken (1820-1897) - Find a Grave Memorial