Member Biography

Joseph Alexander Herron 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1919-1920       46 Republican
1921-1922       46 Republican

COUNTIES: Washington, Greene  


10/16/1847 - 02/03/1933

Joseph Alexander Herron (R46) Greene and Washington Counties 1919-1922

Early Life:

Joseph Alexander Herron, born October 16, 1847, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania; son of David B. and Eliza Alexander Herron; educated in Cincinnati, Ohio public schools; West Chester Military Academy, Pennsylvania; moved, Monongahela; became identified with the banking firm of Alexander and Company, which company was composed of his grandfather and uncles, now the senior member of that firm; influential financier; president, Monongahela City Trust Company; president, Farmers and Miners National Bank, Bentleyville; director, Farmers Deposit Bank of Pittsburgh; director, Reliance Life Insurance Company, Pittsburgh; first President, Washington County Bankers Association; president, Monongahela Cemetery Association and Memorial Hospital Association; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1908; alternate delegate, Republican National Convention, 1916; elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 1919-1922; Monongahela School Board, Monongahela city council, thirty years; Mason; member, Duquesne Club, married, Mary Campbell, 1877, children, David Campbell Herron, Joseph Alexander Herron, Ethel Herron Hays, Donald James Herron, Gertrude Herron, John Shaw Campbell Herron; died, February 3, 1933 (aged 85), Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida; interment, Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1908.

Alternate delegate, Republican National Convention, 1916. 

Elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 46th district, Greene and Washington Counties, 1919-1922; committee assignments, Agriculture, Appropriations, Banks and Building and Loan Associations, Education, Game and Fisheries, Legislative Apportionment, Library, Pensions and Gratuities, Public Health and Sanitation, Public Roads and Highways, Public Supply of Light, Heat and Water (Chairman).

Monongahela School Board, Monongahela city council, thirty years.


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1921-1922). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1346, 1358, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1322. 

History of Washington County, Pennsylvania. volume II, 1926, pages 21-22.

Joseph Alexander Herron (1847-1933) - Find a Grave Memorial