Member Biography

Laning Harvey Sr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1929-1930       21 Republican
1931-1932       21 Republican
1933-1934       21 Republican
1935-1936       21 Republican

COUNTIES: Lehigh, Luzerne  


02/17/1882 - 08/04/1942

Laning Harvey, Sr. (R21) Luzerne (Part) County 1929-1936

Early Life:

Laning Harvey, Sr., born February 17, 1882, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; Wilkes-Barre public school education; Hill School, Pottsville, 1903; gubernatorial appointed, State Game Commission, 1907-1915; gubernatorial appointed, State Board of Public Charities, 1915-1919; gubernatorial appointed, Public Welfare Board, 1919-1923; member, Wilkes-Barre Common Council, four years; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1929-1936; Marion Elizabeth Burgess Harvey, children, Laning Harvey Jr.,  Robert Burgess Harvey; died, August 4, 1942, (aged 60), Bear Creek Village, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interment, Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Gubernatorial appointed, State Game Commission, Governors Edwin Sydney Stuart 1907-1911, John Kinley Tener, 1911-1915

Gubernatorial appointed, State Board of Public Charities, Governor Martin Grove Brumbaugh, 1915-1919

Gubernatorial appointed, Public Welfare Board, Governor William Cameron Sproul, 1919-1923

Member, Wilkes-Barre Common Council, four years. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, Luzerne (Part) County, 1929-1936.


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

Laning Harvey (1882-1942) - Find a Grave Memorial