Member Biography

John Knox Newell 


Courtesy: Edited from photograph in the collections of the Bradford County Historical Society


Sessions Office Position District Party
1885-1886       23 Republican
1887-1888       23 Republican
1889-1890       23 Republican
1891-1892       23 Republican

COUNTIES: Bradford, Wyoming  


07/28/1843 - 05/27/1919

Doctor John Knox Newell (R23) Bradford and Wyoming Counties 1885-1892

Early Life: 

Doctor John Knox Newell born July 28, 1843, Wysox Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, July 28, 1843; son of Charles and Julia Smith Newell; education, public schools, Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; studied dentistry, LeRaysville, Bradford County, opened practice, Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, 1866-1890; married, Gertrude Adelaide Passmore Newell, 1874, children, Henry Passmore Newell, James Monroe Newell; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1885-1892; elected, cashier, Citizens National Bank, 1890-1919; died, May 27, 1919, interment Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Odd Fellows, member, Masons

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 23rd district, Bradford and Wyoming Counties, 1885-1892, committee assignments, Accounts, Congressional Apportionment, Insurance, Public Health and Sanitation, Public Printing.


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1892). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 687 and 693-695, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 659.

John Knox Newell (1843-1919) - Find a Grave Memorial