Member Biography

John Oscar Sheatz 


Rodearmel, 1907, House Photo

Sessions Office Position District Party
1913-1914       4 Republican

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


02/27/1856 - 06/25/1922

John Oscar Sheatz (R4) Philadelphia (Part) County 1913-1914

Early Life:

John Oscar Sheatz, born February 27, 1856 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; son of John and Amelia Troxell Von Steuben Sheatz; public school education; one term, Preparatory Department of Muhlenburg College, Allentown; appointed, employed, Baldwin Locomotive Works; engaged, coal business, real estate business; treasurer, Frank Queen Publishing Company, New York; member, First Regiment, National Guard of Pennsylvania; elected, Republican, House of Representatives, 1903-1908; Pennsylvania State Treasurer, 1908-1911; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1913-1914; married, Elizabeth Harvey Queen Sheatz, 1885, children, Marion John Sheatz, Elizabeth Sheatz; died, June 25, 1922, seized with a stroke of apoplexy as prepared to take morning bath, Hotel Raleigh, Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey; interment, West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. 

Early Career:

Appointed, Baldwin Locomotive Works, Asa Packer, President, Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, served five-year apprenticeship; remained in the works thirteen years, having had charge of different departments during the last four years. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Philadelphia, 1903-1908.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Treasurer, 1908-1911. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1913-1914; vacancy resignation of Ernest L. Tustin, December 15, 1911, elected, November 6, 1912; committee assignments, Appropriations, Congressional Apportionment, Insurance, Pensions and Gratuities (Chairman).

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website ( 


The Pennsylvania Manual, (1914). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1090, 1097-1100, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1073. 

3313 Hamilton St., Philadelphia (

The Morning News (Wilmington, Delaware) Monday, June 26, 1922, page 1.

John O. Sheatz (1855-1922) - Find a Grave Memorial