Member Biography

Francis Salisbury McIlhenny Sr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1907-1908       6 Republican
1909-1910       6 Republican
1911-1912       6 Republican
1913-1914       6 Republican

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


10/03/1873 - 05/06/1927

Francis Salisbury McIlhenny, Sr., (R6) Philadelphia (Part) County 1907-1914 

Early Life:

Francis Salisbury McIlhenny, Sr., born October 3, 1873, Columbus, Georgia; son of John and Bernie Bell McElhenny; removed, Philadelphia 1876; private school education, Philadelphia; University of Pennsylvania, honors, A. B., 1895; University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, Law Department, 1898;  admitted, bar 1898, corporation and business attorney; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate  1906-1914; married, Marie Louise Hoopes McIlhenny-Poe, son, Francis Salisbury McIlhenny, Jr.; died, May 6, 1927; interment, Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Engaged, active practice of his profession, corporation and business attorney. 

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Director, Pelham Trust Company, Underwriters Securities Company, First Mortgage Guarantee and Trust Company, Montgomery County Gas Company.

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 6th district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1907-1914; committee assignments, Banks and Building and Loan Associations, Finance, Insurance, Municipal Affairs, Pensions and Gratuities, Public Printing, Judiciary General (Chairman). 


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1914). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1090, 1097-1100, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1070.

Francis Salisbury McIlhenny (1873-1927) - Find a Grave Memorial