Member Biography

Albert Darlington Boyd Sr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1899-1900       40 Democrat
1901-1902       40 Democrat

COUNTIES: Fayette, Greene  


12/31/1845 - 09/04/1911

Albert Darlington Boyd, Sr. (D40) Fayette and Greene Counties 1899-1902

Early Life:

Albert Darlington Boyd, Sr., born December 31, 1845, Menallen Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; son of William and Jane Catherine Burgess Boyd; public school education; teacher, Fayette township schools, Connellsville; attended, Morgantown Academy (West Virginia University); studied law, while teaching, under Judge Alpheus E. Wilson; admitted, Fayette County bar in 1869; lawyer; law practice, Uniontown, Pennsylvania; married, Anna Elizabeth “Annie” Patterson Boyd, children, Alpheus E. Boyd, Samuel P. Boyd, Albert D. Boyd, Jr., Wallace B. Boyd, and Mary E. Boyd; elected, Democrat, district attorney, Fayette County, 1871-1874; retired, private law practice; chairman, Democratic Fayette County Committee, 1875-1898; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1899-1902; died, September 4, 1911 (aged 65) Fayette County, Pennsylvania, interment, Oak Grove Cemetery, South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, district attorney, Fayette County, 1871-1874.

Chairman, Democratic Fayette County Committee, 1875-1898. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 40th district, Fayette and Greene Counties, 1899-1902; committee assignments, Appropriations, Banks and Building and Loan Associations, Insurance, Judiciary General, Law and Order, New Counties and County Seats, Public Grounds and Buildings, Railroads and Street Passenger Railways.


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1901) Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1082, 1187-1190, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1153. 

Gresham and Wiley, 1889: Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; page 145.

Albert Darlington Boyd (1845-1911) - Find a Grave Memorial