Member Biography

Joseph Alonzo Langfitt Sr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1907-1908       44 Republican
1909-1910       44 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


10/19/1858 - 03/17/1934

Joseph Alonzo Langfitt, Sr. (R44) Allegheny (Part) County 1907-1910

Early Life:

Joseph Alonzo Langfitt, Jr., born October 19, 1858, Kendall, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; son of Phillip and Mary Ann Christler Langfitt; Washington and Jefferson College, A.B., 1879, Washington and Jefferson College, A.M., 1882; admitted, Allegheny Bar, Beaver County, 1882; attorney; select council,  Allegheny County, four years; board of school control, Allegheny County, three years; president, Mercantile Bank, Federal National Bank of Pittsburgh, Bank of Brushton; director, Bankers Trust Company, Central Trust company of Pittsburgh; Supreme Regent, Royal Arcanum, president, National Fraternal Congress; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1907-1910; married, Mary Agnes Burry Langfitt, children, Joseph Alonso Langfitt, Jr., Lotus Langfitt; died, March 17, 1934, (aged 75), Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 44th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1907-1910; committee assignments, Banks and Building and Loan Associations, Congressional Apportionment, Education, Insurance (Chairman), Judicial Apportionment, Judicial General, Public Printing.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "L""Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes 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.

Distinguished successful Americans of our day; By Successful Americans (Firm: Chicago, Illinois 1912).

The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) · Monday, March 19, 1934 · Page 31.

Sen. Joseph Alonzo Langfitt (1858-1934) - Find a Grave Memorial