Member Biography

George Washington Holzwarth 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1899-1900       2 Republican

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


02/22/1860 - 05/13/1900

George Washington Holzwarth, (R2) Philadelphia County 1899-1900

Early Life:

George Washington Holzwarth, born February 22, 1860, Southwark district, city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of George and Caroline F. Gunther Holzwarth; public schools, education; engaged, book binders' trade; married, Caroline W.  Adams, 1884, daughter, Irene Holzwarth; member, Sixth Sectional School Board, 1891-1900; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1899-1900; died, May 13, 1900 (aged 40), consumption, in office, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Northwood Cemetery, West Oak Lane, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Member, Sixth Sectional School Board, 1891-1900.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2nd district, Philadelphia County, 1899-1900; committee assignments, Canals and Inland Navigation, Compare Bills, Federal Relations, Judicial Apportionment, Pensions and Gratuities (Chairman).  


Never resided outside of the senatorial district he represented.


Smull’s Legislative Handbook, Cochran, (1900) T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1187, 1192-1194, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1160.