Member Biography

Horace A. Tompkins 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1915-1916       35 Democrat
1917-1918       35 Democrat
1919-1920       35 Democrat

COUNTIES: Cambria  


05/02/1873 - 01/10/1923

Early Life:

Horace A. Tompkins, born May 2, 1873, Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska; son of Milton J. and Amry Elisabeth Patchin Tompkins; moved from Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska to Ebensburg, Pennsylvania; public school education; spent some educational time, Kiskiminetas Springs School, Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, Blair Presbyterian Academy, Blairstown, New Jersey; engaged, lumber and coal business, 1893; president, Portage Coal Mining Company, Portage, Pennsylvania; burgess of Burnside borough, 1897-1899; delegate, Democratic State Conventions, 1896, 1897; married, S. Estelle Guyley, 1900, three children; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania state Senate, 1915-1920; died, January 10, 1923, Ebensburg, Cambria County, Pennsylvania; interment, Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania state Senate, 35thd district, Cambria County, 1915-1920; vacancy, unexpired term, Honorable J. C. Stineman, April 2, 1913, elected November 3, 1914; committee assignments, Appropriations, Corporations, Education, Game and Fisheries, Insurance, Judiciary General, Judiciary Special, Municipal Affairs, Public Roads and Highways, Railroads.


The Pennsylvania Manual, (1920). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1119, 1132, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1100.

Horace A. Tompkins (1873-1923) - Find a Grave Memorial