Member Biography

David Stanley Hassinger 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1830-1831       1 Democrat
1831-1832       1 Democrat
1832-1833       1 Democrat
1833-1834       1 Democrat

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


1797 - 04/18/1867

David Stanley Hassinger (D1) Philadelphia City, Philadelphia County 1830-1835

Early Life:

David Stanley Hassinger, born 1796, Pennsylvania; son of Jacob Hassinger senior; studied law, admitted, Philadelphia Bar, 1819; practicing attorney, 110 Mulberry, Philadelphia, 1824; engaged, real estate investor; associate justice/alderman; named as a co-defendant with his brother Jonathan, in an 1839 bankruptcy case, the indication was that the two men were early investors in the Luzerne coal fields – nevertheless, unsuccessful ones at that; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1830-1835; unmarried; died, April 18, 1867 (aged 70–71), Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1st district, Philadelphia City, Philadelphia County, 1830-1835.


Died with properties on Market and Commerce Streets Philadelphia, left substantial legacies to his brother’s children.


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

David Stanley Hassinger (1796-1867) - Find a Grave Memorial