Member Biography

Myron Matson 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1901-1902       25 Republican
1903-1904       25 Republican
1905-1906       25 Republican

COUNTIES: Tioga, McKean, Potter  


09/13/1850 - 12/15/1906

Myron Matson (R25) McKean, Potter and Tioga Counties, 1900-1906

Early Life:

Myron Matson, born September 13, 1850, Rushford, Allegheny County, New York; son of Riley Mae and Susan Matson; age of four years his parents moved to Franklinville, Cattaraugus County, New York; educated, common schools, Cattaraugus County, New York; Tenbrook Academy, Franklinville, New York; moved, Tidioute, Warren County, Pennsylvania, 1870; married, Bertha A. Mathew Matson, 1882, children, Calvin Matson Bruce H. Matson; engaged, oil business, holding interests in various oil fields throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia; president, Victor Oil Company, Matson Oil Company, interests Devonlan Oil Company; engaged mining, interests Inca Mining Company, Peru, South America, Bradford Alaska Mining Company, Alaska; director, Bradford Commercial National Bank; delegate, Republican, McKean County, Pennsylvania State Conventions; chairman, Republican County Committee of McKean County, 1898, 1902; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1900-1906; died, December 15, 1906, in office, at his home, (aged 56) Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania; interment, Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Delegate, Republican, McKean County, Pennsylvania State Conventions.

Chairman, Republican County Committee of McKean County, 1898, 1902.

Elected, Republican, 25th district, McKean, Potter and Tioga Counties, 1900-1906; committee assignments, Appropriations, Corporations, Exposition Affairs, Game and Fisheries, Legislative Apportionment, Mines and Mining, Municipal Affairs (Chairman).


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1905) Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 986, 992-995, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 961.

Senator Myron Matson (1850-1906) - Find a Grave Memorial