Member Biography

Arthur Ernest Kromer 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1957-1958       37 Republican
1959       37 Republican
1960       37 Republican
1961       37 Republican
1962       37 Republican

COUNTIES: Indiana, Jefferson  


12/02/1902 - 03/04/1962

Arthur Ernest Kromer (R37) Indiana and Jefferson Counties 1957-1962

Early Life:

Arthur Ernest Kromer, born December 2, 1902, Adrian Mines, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania; son of Christ and Elizabeth Harvey Kromer; public school education; engaged, glass manufacturing business; employed, Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway, Punxsutawney; employed, Vega Coal Company, Valier, 1918; driver, plant manager, Sanitary Dairy, Punxsutawney; founder, Kromer’s Dairy; elected, member, president, borough council, Punxsutawney; member, Board of Education, Punxsutawney, 1949; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1953-1957; not a candidate for reelection, 1957; director, Farmer’s and Miner’s Trust Company, Punxsutawney; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1957-1962; married, Helen LaRue Grube Kromer, 1921, children, Lester Ernest Kromer, Richard James Kromer, Donald LeRoy Kromer; died, March 4, 1962 (aged 59), in office of senate, stroke, Adrian Hospital, Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania; interment, Morningside Cemetery, DuBois, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.

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

Imperial Potentate, Jaffe Shrine Temple, Altoona (up unto 1962 only Jefferson County resident elected highest office); exalted ruler, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Punxsutawney Lodge 306; John W. Jenks Lodge 534 Punxsutawney, Free and Accepted Masons; Coudersport Consistory; Altoona Consistory; Loyal Order of Jesters; Fraternal Order Eagles Lodge; Loyal Order Moose; Knights of Pythias; Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce; incorporator, director, Punxsutawney Area College Trust     

Pennsylvania Politics:

Member, president, Punxsutawney borough council; member, Board of Education, Punxsutawney, 1949.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1953-1957; not a candidate for reelection, 1957.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 37th district, Indiana and Jefferson Counties, 1957-1962; committee assignments, Agriculture, Election, Law and Order, Local Government; died in office, March 4, 1962; Walter Morris, elected, November 6, 1962.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


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

Brockway Record, The (Brockway, Pennsylvania) Thursday March 8, 1962, · Page 8.

Arthur Ernest Kromer (1902-1962) - Find a Grave Memorial