Member Biography

James Wilson McKee 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1901-1902       31 Republican
1903-1904       31 Republican


02/26/1858 - 12/07/1927

James Wilson McKee (R31) Juniata, Mifflin and Perry Counties, 1901-1904

Early Life: 

James Wilson McKee, born February 26, 1858, New Bloomfield Perry County, Pennsylvania; son of Wilson and Martha Milligan McKee; public  school education; Bloomfield Academy; admitted Perry County bar, 1884; able to practice, Supreme Court, Pennsylvania, but never enggaed actively in the practice of his profession; served, deputy Prothonetary; clerk, Perry County Commissions, 1886-1892; elected, register, recorder, clerk of orphans court, 1894-1900; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1901-1904; died, December, 7, 1927, at the home of cousin, District Attorney James M. McKee, New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pennsylvania; Interment, Bloomfield Cemetery, New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:    

Served, deputy Prothonotary; clerk, Perry County Commissions, 1886-1892.

Elected, Republican, register, recorder, clerk of orphan's court, 1894-1900. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 31st district, Juniata, Mifflin and Perry Counties, 1901-1904; committee assignments, Appropriations, Canals and Island Navigation Committee (Chairman), Education, Forestry, Games and Fisheries and Judiciary General.       


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1904). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1019, 1025-1028, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 994.

Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Thursday December 08, 1927, Page 1.

James W McKee (1858-1927) - Find a Grave Memorial