Member Biography

Clarence W. Wolf Sr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1909-1910       7 Republican
1911-1912       7 Republican

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


04/09/1860 - 07/23/1937

Clarence W. Wolf, Sr. (R7) Philadelphia (Part) County 1909-1912

Early Life:

Clarence W. Wolf, Sr., born April 9, 1860, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of Elias and Amelia Mayer Wolf; public school education; engaged, printing business, envelope manufacturing; banker, director of several manufacturing businesses; presidential elector, 1900; married, Clara Bamberger Wolf, (d.1909), children, Clarence Wolf Jr. and Benjamin Wolf; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1909-1912; died, July 23, 1937; Jewish Hospital for the Aged, Infirmed and Destitute (now Einstein Medical Center), heart ailment, West Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Mount Sinai Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. 

Early Career:

Founded, president, private banking house, Wolf Brothers and Company, along with his four brothers, 1899; president, Hercules Cement Corporation; director, National Edgebox Company, Standard Machine Company, Superior Zinc Corporation; board of directors, vice president, Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company, 1907-1909; member, Philadelphia Stock Exchange. 

President, Mercantile Club, Pennsylvania Society of State Senators; honorary director of Congregation Rodeph Shalom; member, Freemasons, Elks, Third Regiment of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 7th district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1909-1912; committee assignments, Banks and Building and Loan Association, Corporations, Finance, Insurance, Judicial Apportionment, Judiciary Special, Public Grounds and Buildings, Public Printing (Chairman).


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1912). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1003, 1010-1013, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 984.

Clarence W. Wolf (1860-1937) - Find a Grave Memorial