Member Biography

Alonzo Socrates Batchelor 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1933-1934       47 Republican
1935-1936       47 Republican

COUNTIES: Beaver, Lawrence  


02/15/1877 - 04/13/1941

Alonzo Socrates Batchelor (R47) Beaver and Lawrence Counties 1933-1936

Early Life:

Alonzo Socrates Batchelor, born February 15, 1877, Etna, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of William S. and Carrie Reno Batchelor; public school education; Pennsylvania College of Embalming; senior partner, brother, Batchelor Brothers Furniture Company, undertaking business, Monaca, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; married, Jesse Holmes, 1907, children, Elvin William Batchelor, Jessie Eugenia Batchelor Walters, Frances Maratta Batchelor Race, Marian Batchelor; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1929-1932; not a candidate for reelection, 1932; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1933-1936; unsuccessful reelection campaign, 1936; president, First National Bank of Monaca; died, April 13, 1941 (aged 64), Saint Margaret's Hospital, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Beaver Cemetery and Mausoleum, city of Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

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

President, Penn-Beaver Hotel Association; president, Western Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association.

Member, Rochester Lodge No. 229, Free and Accepted Masons; commander, Beaver Commandery, Knights Templar, Beaver Falls; member, Syria Temple; First Baptist Church of Rochester, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1929-1932; not a candidate for reelection, 1932. 

Elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 47th district, Beaver and Lawrence Counties, 1933-1936; unsuccessful reelection campaign, 1936.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


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

Alonzo Socrates Batchelor (1877-1941) - Find a Grave Memorial