Member Biography

Edwin M. Hummel 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1897-1898       27 Republican
1899-1900       27 Republican


04/05/1856 - 01/15/1935

Edwin M. Hummel (R27) Northumberland, Snyder, Union Counties 1897-1900  

Early Life:

Edwin M. Hummel, born April 5, 1856, Monroe Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, son of John Hummel and Hannah Deibert Hummel; public school education; Freeburg Academy; Missionary Institute (now Susquehanna University), of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania; Duff's Business College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1875; financial manager, J. Hummel and Company, manufacturers of and dealers in lumber, 1879, purchased the entire business 1884, which he still operates; developed oil lands in Butler County , Pennsylvania, 1885, still holds producing interests; appointed, Selinsgrove's town council, 1887-1888; declined, nomination Pennsylvania State Senate, 1888; elected, chief burgess, Selinsgrove, 1891; declined, nomination Pennsylvania State Senate, 1892; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1897-1900; married, Emma L. Swartz Hummel, children, Anita Irene Hummel; died, January 15, 1935 (aged 78), fiftieth wedding anniversary, Crafton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Appointed, Selinsgrove's town council, 1887-1888.

Declined, nomination Pennsylvania State Senate, 1888.

Elected, chief burgess, Selinsgrove, 1891.

Declined, nomination Pennsylvania State Senate, 1892.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 27th district, Northumberland, Snyder, Union Counties, 1897-1900; committee assignments, Agriculture (Chairman), Appropriations Compare Bills Railroads and Street Passenger Railways.


Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1900). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1186, 1192-1195, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1160.

The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) · Wednesday, January 16, 1935, Page 10 · Obituary.

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

Edwin M. Hummel (1856-1935) - Find a Grave Memorial