Member Biography

William Mershon Lynch 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1915-1916       22 Republican
1917-1918       22 Republican

COUNTIES: Lackawanna  


1876 - 03/29/1931

Doctor William Mershon Lynch (R22) Lackawanna County 1915-1918

Early Life:

Doctor William Mershon Lynch, born 1876, Leona, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; son of James D. and Louise Marie Mershon Lynch; Athens High School, Athens, Pennsylvania, 1894; medical department, Medico Chirurgical College, Philadelphia, 1901; appointed, resident physician, Hillside Hospital for the Insane, 1901-1906; elected, coroner of Lackawanna County, 1911- resigned, December 1914; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1915-1918; married, Jesse Meade Lynch, two daughters; Superintendent, Fairview Hospital for the Criminal Insane; died, March 29, 1931 (aged 54–55), interment, Clarks Green Cemetery, Clarks Green, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 22nd district, Lackawanna County, 1915-1918; committee assignments, Appropriations, Congressional Apportionment, Judiciary Special, New Counties and County Seats (Chairman), Public Health and Sanitation, Public Roads and Highways, Public Supply of Light, Heat and Water.


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1918). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1084, 1096, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1062. 

The Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania) · Tuesday, March 31, 1931 · Page 3

William Mershon Lynch (1876-1931) - Find a Grave Memorial