Member Biography

John G. Snowden 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1939-1940       24 Republican
1941-1942       24 Republican
1943-1944       24 Republican
1945-1946       24 Republican
1947-1948       24 Republican
1949-1950       24 Republican
1951-1952       24 Republican
1953-1954       24 Republican


07/05/1880 - 08/19/1964

John G. Snowden (R24) Columbia, Lycoming, Montour and Sullivan Counties 1939-1954

Early Life:

John G. Snowden, born July 5, 1880, Hughesville, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania; son of William T. and Sarah “Sadie” Sissler Snowden; Hughesville High School; Lock Haven Teachers College; manufacturing of woodworking equipment, 1900-1910; auto sales, service dealer, 1910-1921; gasoline, oil wholesale business, Williamsport, Pennsylvania; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1939-1954; unsuccessful reelection, 1954; chairman, Lycoming County Republican Party, 1953-1961; married, Catherine "Kate" Campbell; died, August 19, 1964, Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania; Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 24th district, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour and Sullivan Counties, 1939-1954; committee assignments, Appropriations, Banking, Finance, Forestry and Game, Labor and Industry, Public Road and Highways (Chairman); unsuccessful reelection, 1954.

Chairman, Lycoming County Republican Party, 1953-1961. 


The John G. Snowden Library at Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania is dedicated in his memory.


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

The Morning Press (Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania) · Monday, August 24, 1964 · Page 2.

John G Snowden (1880-1964) - Find a Grave Memorial