Member Biography

William Elliott Frazer Sr.


Tintype Etching, 1855, George Bergner


Sessions Office Position District Party
1855       27 American
1856       27 American
1857       27 American

COUNTIES: Westmoreland, Fayette  


09/28/1803 - 10/27/1883

William Elliott Frazer, Sr. (Independent American27) Fayette and Westmoreland Counties 1855-1857

Early Life:

William Elliott Frazer, Sr., born September 28, 1803, Fayette City, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; married, Achsah Brown Frazer, 1826, children, Caleb Taylor Frazer, William Elliott Frazer, Jr.; elected, Independent American, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1855-1857; died, October 27, 1883 (aged 80), Fayette City, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; interment, Fayette City Public Cemetery, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Independent American, Pennsylvania State Senate, 27th district, Fayette and Westmoreland Counties, 1855-1857.

Pennsylvania Canal Commissioner, 1858-1859


Joint Resolution, taken up, amended, passed, substituting $200 in lieu of six months’ pay. Lancaster Examiner, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Wednesday February 16, 1859. 


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

William Elliott Frazer Sr. (1803-1883) - Find a Grave Memorial

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