Member Biography

John Nicholas Neeb 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1891-1892       42 Republican
1893-1894       42 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


03/19/1851 - 02/19/1893

John Nicholas Neeb (R42) Allegheny (Part) County 1891-1893 

Early Life:            

John Nicholas Neeb, born March 19, 1851, Allegheny City, North Side, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of William and Elisabeth Neeb; educated, private school, Mount Troy; Reserve Township public schools; Voeghtly’s United Evangelical Protestant Church School; Western University of Pennsylvania (University of Pittsburgh); left college in his junior year to work as a compositor for his father’s and uncle’s German newspaper, Freiheit’s Freund, eventually becoming managing editor, proprietor; charter, founding member, Pittsburgh Press Club, Pittsburgh Common Council, 1875-1877; appointment, board of managers, Governor Hoyt, Morganza, Pennsylvania Reform School; board of directors, secretary, Altenheim, Allegheny County; member, Allegheny County Republican Committee; member, famed military company, Duquesne Greys; never, married; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, November 1891-1893; died, February 19, 1893 (aged 41), in office, interment, Voegtly Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Appointment, board of managers, Governor Henry Martyn Hoyt, Morganza, Pennsylvania Reform School, remaining in the same position during two succeeding administrations.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 42nd district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1891-1893; replaced, special election, Walter Lyon.


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

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