Member Biography

Henry A. Boggs 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1881-1882       35 Republican
1883-1884       35 Republican
1885-1886       35 Republican
1887-1888       35 Republican

COUNTIES: Cambria, Blair  


04/05/1819 - 02/08/1900

Henry A. Boggs (R35) Blair and Cambria Counties

Early Life:

Henry A. Boggs, born April 5, 1819, Milesburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania; son of Moses Boggs and Elizabeth Antes Boggs; public school education; engaged, printer; bookkeeper, Cambria Iron Company; editor, Hollidaysburg Standard, 1840-1845; moved, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1848, agent, Bingham Transportation line; supervisor, Western Division, Pennsylvania Canal; postmaster, Johnstown, 1858; school director; councilman; federal elector, 1878; Pennsylvania State Senate, 1881-1888; died, February 8, 1900 (aged 80),results from a fall, broken hip, Oxford Retreat Sanitarium, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; interment, Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Cambria County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, Blair and Cambria Counties 1881-1888, committee assignments, Constitutional Reform, Federal Relations, Public Printing (Chairman).


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1888) Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 671, 676-678, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 641.

Henry A. Boggs (1819-1900) - Find a Grave Memorial