Member Biography

Henry J. Propert 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1951-1952       12 Republican
1953-1954       12 Republican
1955-1956       12 Republican
1957-1958       12 Republican
1959       12 Republican
1960       12 Republican
1961       12 Republican
1962       12 Republican
1963       12 Republican
1964       12 Republican

COUNTIES: Montgomery  


04/09/1906 - 01/09/1964

Henry J. Propert (R12) Montgomery County 1951-1964

Early Life: 

Henry J. Propert, born April 9, 1906, Bethayres, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; son of Harry G. and Mary E. Dwyer Propert; Lower Moreland High School; studied business, banking, and accounting; employed by Main and Company Certified Accountants; treasurer, School District of Lower Moreland Township, 1929-1933; elected, tax collector, treasurer, Lower Moreland Township, 1937-1961; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1945-1950; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1951-1964; married, Mary C. Haldeman, twin daughters Phyllis and Elaine, son Elmer G.;  died, January 9, 1964, while in office of the Senate, Abington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; interment, Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Chairman, Abington branch, YMCA board of managers; member, Friendship Lodge 400, Free and Accepted Masons; Benjamin Franklin consistory, Philadelphia; board member, Huntingdon Valley’s Memorial Baptist Church.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Treasurer, School District of Lower Moreland Township, 1929-1933.

Elected, tax collector, treasurer, Lower Moreland Township, 1937-1961.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1945-1950; appointed, Joint Legislative Committee on Corporations and Cooperatives, 1947-1948.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 12th district, Montgomery County, 1951-1964; committee assignments, Appropriations, Banking (Chairman), Constitutional Change and Federal Relations, Finance (vice, chairman), Insurance, Judiciary General, Local Government; appointed, Commission on Interstate Cooperation, 1961-1962; appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, 1961-1964. 

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


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

The Pennsylvania Manual (1955-1956). Allen, A. (Editor). (Volume 92). The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 308, 310, 315. Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 301.

The Mercury (Pottstown, Pennsylvania) Saturday, January 11, 1964, page 3.

Senator Henry J. Propert (1906-1964) - Find a Grave Memorial