Member Biography

Henry Jonathan Pierson 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1933-1934       17 Republican
1935-1936       17 Republican
1937-1938       17 Republican
1939-1940       17 Republican

COUNTIES: Lancaster, Lebanon  


08/01/1872 - 12/28/1953

Henry Jonathan Pierson (R17) Lancaster (Part) and Lebanon Counties 1933-1940

Early Life:

Henry Jonathan Pierson born, August 1, 1872, Lambertville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey; son of Frank R. and Sarah Ellen Titus Pierson; Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, New Jersey; Stewart Business College, Trenton, New Jersey; paper manufacturer, Lambertville Paper Company, Lambertville, New Jersey; manager, president, Consumers Boxboard Paper Company, Lititz, Pennsylvania, 1907-1930; member, president, Lititz Borough Council; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1933-1940; banker: director, vice-president, president, Farmers National Bank; married, Mary Closson Pierson, 1898, (d.1921), children, Albert C Pierson, Mary Pierson Brown; married, Anne S. Pierson, 1929; died, December 28, 1953 (aged 81) Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interment, Moravian Cemetery, Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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

Member, Free and Accepted, 32nd degree mason; Shriners; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Hamilton Club; Lancaster Country Club; Quentin Riding Club. Trustee, Linden Hall Junior College, White Hill School.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 17th District, Lancaster (Part) and Lebanon Counties, 1933-1940; member, Local Government Commission; chairman, Senate Banking Committee; chairman, inauguration Governor elect, Arthur James, 1939.


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

Lancaster New Era (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) · Tuesday, December 29, 1953 · Page 1.

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