Member Biography

Fred Ansley Service 


Donehoo, Vol. 6; also: Portrait from obituary, Sharon Herald, June 13, 1944


Sessions Office Position District Party
1921-1922       50 Republican

COUNTIES: Mercer, Crawford  


10/10/1876 - 06/13/1944

Fred Ansley Service (R50) Crawford and Mercer Counties 1921-1922

Early Life:

Fred Ansley Service, born October 10, 1876, Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania; son of John and Ella Williams Service; Sharon High School, 1895; Washington-Jefferson College, 1899; George Washington University, District of Columbia, (LL.B), 1901; member, Mercer County and Pennsylvania state bar associations; attorney, established law practice, Sharon, Pennsylvania, 1903-1944; city solicitor, Farrell, Pennsylvania, 1907-1908; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 1921-1922; married, Anna Lucretia Vaughn Service, 1907, daughters, Mary Ella Service Reed, Annette; died, June 13, 1944 (aged 67) Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Oakwood Cemetery, Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

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

Supreme Solicitor, Protected Home Circle; director, First Federal Savings and Loan Association, Sharon; director, Buhl Hospital; member Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity; president, Mercer County Bar Association 1917-1918; vice-president, Chamber of Commerce; Mason; member, Episcopal Church.

Pennsylvania Politics:

City solicitor, Farrell, Pennsylvania, 1907-1908.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, November 2, 1920, vacancy, death, James M. Campbell, June 11, 1919; committee assignments, Appropriations, Canals and Inland Navigation, Federal Relations, Insurance, Judicial Apportionment, Judiciary General, Law and Order, Military Affairs, Public Roads and Highways, Public Supply of Light, Heat and Water, 1921-1922.


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1921-1922). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1346, 1360, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1324. 

Fred Ansley Service (1876-1944) - Find a Grave Memorial