Member Biography

Francis Salisbury McIlhenny 

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, 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, 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; chairman, Judiciary General Committee.


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.