Member Biography

George Washington McNees 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1905-1906       41 Republican
1907-1908       41 Republican

COUNTIES: Armstrong, Butler  


08/15/1854 - 07/12/1922

George Washington McNeese (R41) Armstrong Butler Counties 1905-1908 

Early Life:

George Washington McNeese, born, August 15, 1854, Worth Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania; son of James McNees and Sarah Armstrong McNees; Elderton Academy; Indiana Normal School (now Indiana University of Pennsylvania); Hanner Highland College, Tennessee; teacher; engaged, stoneware business; brick and lumber business at Kittanning; treasurer, Hot Springs Lumber and Manufacturing Company, Virginia; president, Merchants' National Bank of Kittanning; elected, treasurer, Armstrong County, 1887-1890; elected, sheriff, Armstrong County, 1893-1896; chair, Republican Party of Armstrong County, 1894; elected, delegate, Republican State Convention, 1894; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1897-1900; not a candidate for reelection, 1900; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1905-1908; unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress, 1912; Anna Rachel George McNees, children, Wendell George McNees, Clifford Bowman McNees, married, Hazel Margaret McNees Reese; Helen M. McNees Mueller; died, July 12, 1922, Ventura, Ventura County, California; interment, Kittanning Cemetery, Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, treasurer, Armstrong County, 1887-1890. 

Elected, sheriff, Armstrong County, 1893-1896. 

Chair, Republican Party of Armstrong County, 1894. 

Elected, delegate, Republican State Convention, 1894. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1897-1900; not a candidate for reelection, 1900.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 41st district, Armstrong Butler Counties, 1905-1908; committee assignments, Appropriations, Banks and Building and Loan Associations (Chairman), Corporations, Education, Elections, Game and Fisheries.

Unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress, 1912.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1908) Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 909, 915-917, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 888.

George Washington McNees (1854-1922) - Find a Grave Memorial