Member Biography

Joseph Heacock Jr.


Photo: 1913-14 Senate Composite, PSA


Sessions Office Position District Party
1911-1912       12 Democrat
1913-1914       12 Democrat

COUNTIES: Montgomery  


07/11/1846 - 03/18/1918

Joseph Heacock, Jr. (D12) Montgomery County 1911-1914

Early Life:

Joseph Heacock, Jr., born  July 11, 1846, Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; son of Joseph, Sr., and Esther Hallowell Heacock; Abington Friends School, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania; Friends Central School, Wynnewood, Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania; engaged, father, family farm through 1871; Pittsburgh iron factory, three years; supervisor, limestone quarry, Uniontown, Pennsylvania; returned, family farm; married, Elizabeth Baynes Walker, 1877, children, Mary B. Heacock, Fannie Heacock, James Walker Heacock, Esther Heacock, Priscilla W. Heacock, Edward Rockhill Heacock; floral business, Wyncote; auditor, Montgomery County, 1906-1908; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1911-1914; died, March 18, 1918, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Abington Friends Cemetery, Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Auditor, Montgomery County, 1906-1908. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 12th district, Montgomery County; committee assignments, Education, Exposition Affairs, Forestry, Pensions and Gratuities, Public Supply of Light, Heat and Water, 1911-1914. 


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

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 1070. 

Senator Joseph Heacock (unknown-1918) - Find a Grave Memorial