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).


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

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