Member Biography

Martin Luther McQuown 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1895-1896       34 Republican
1897-1898       34 Republican


01/18/1852 - 07/24/1929

Martin Luther McQuown (R34) Centre, Clearfield and Clinton Counties 1895-1898

Early Life:

 Martin Luther McQuown, born January 18, 1852, Marchand, Indiana County, Pennsylvania; son of William and Margaret Ann Shields McQuown moved to New Washington. Clearfield County, followed farming and lumbering, 1867; New Washington Academy, during summers, 1871 and 1872; Curwensville Normal School during summer sessions, 1874 and 1875; teacher, public schools, 1871-1878; married, Virginia Flegal McQuown, 1878, children, Alice McQuown Bartles, Mary McQuown Ray, John Flegal McQuown; elected, superintendent, public schools, Clearfield County, 1878-1884; studied law, Murray and Gordon, Clearfield, admitted, Clearfield County bar, 1884; elected, chairman, Republican Clearfield County Committee, 1890-1895; purchased, Raftsman's Journal, Clearfield County, from S. J. Row and Son, 1890; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1895-1898; delegate, Republican National Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1900; died, July 24, 1929 (aged 76), Seattle, King County, Washington; interment, Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 34th district, Centre, Clearfield and Clinton Counties, 1895-1898; committee assignments, Congressional Apportionment, Elections, Forestry, Game and Fisheries, Judicial Apportionment, Judiciary General, Mines and Mining, Public Printing.

Delegate, Republican National Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1900.


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1898). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1164, 1169-1171, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1138.

The Indiana Weekly Messenger (Indiana, Pennsylvania) Thursday, August 01, 1929, Page 5.

Martin Luther McQuown (1853-1929) - Find a Grave Memorial