Member Biography

Edward F. James 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1907-1908       20 Republican
1909-1910       20 Republican

COUNTIES: Luzerne  


07/18/1864 - 04/18/1922

Edward F. James (R20) Luzerne (Part) County 1906-1910

Early Life: 

Edward F. James, born July 18, 1864, Stockton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; son of William and Mary Holman James; Hazle Township public school education; employed, Humboldt Colliery, coal shipper 1883-1889; moved to Hazleton, business sales agent for mine and mill supplies; Luzerne County Mercantile Appraiser, 1902-1906; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senator, 1906-1910; general manager, Edward F. James Sales Company Incorporated, 1913-1922; married, Kate Soldan James, son, Ernest Henry James; died, April 18, 1922 (aged 56) home, North Laurel Street, Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interment Vine Street Cemetery, Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Vice-president, general sales manager, Anchor Packing Company, Philadelphia; secretary and treasurer of the Hazleton Steam Heating Company, Hazleton Cemetery Association, Hazle Hall Association. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Member, president, Hazleton Board of School Control, fifteen years.

Luzerne County, Mercantile Appraiser, 1902-1906. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senator, 20th district, Luzerne (Part) County, 1906-1910; committee assignments, Agriculture, Appropriations, Game and Fisheries, Law and Order, New Counties and County Seats, Public Grounds and Buildings, Railroads, chairman Corporations. 


First Senator from the newly created Twentieth District, 1906-1910.


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1910). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 993, 1000-1003, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 973.

Edward F. James (1865-1922) - Find a Grave Memorial