Member Biography

Oscar E. Thomson 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1905-1906       19 Republican
1907-1908       19 Republican
1909-1910       19 Republican
1911-1912       19 Republican

COUNTIES: Chester  


11/14/1862 - 05/23/1932

Oscar E. Thomson (R19) Chester County 1905-1912

Early Life:

Oscar E. Thomson, born November 14, 1862, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania; son of Milton W. and Emeline Wersler Thompson; public school education; engaged, consulting and engineering contractor; director, Farmers' and Mechanics' National Bank; member, Republican State Central Committee, 1895-1897; elected, Chester County Recorder of Deeds, 1898-1902; delegate, Republican State Conventions, 1902, 1903 and 1904; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1905-1912; married, Minnie M. Christman Thomson, daughter, Frieda May Thomson Stull; died, May 23, 1932 (aged 69) Phoenixville Hospital, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania; interment, Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Spring City, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Engineering contractor; director, Farmers' and Mechanics' National Bank.

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

Director, Farmers and Mechanics' National Bank; director, Phoenixville Trust Company, president, board of trustees Phoenixville Hospital; president, United Sportsmen of Pennsylvania; member, Phoenixville Club; Manufacturers Club of Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Member, Republican State Central Committee, 1895-1897.

Elected, Chester County Recorder of Deeds, 1898-1902.

Delegate, Republican State Conventions, 1902, 1903 and 1904.

Elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 19th district, Chester County, 1905-1912; committee assignments, Agriculture, Appropriations, Corporations, Finances, Legislative Appropriations, Pensions and Gratuities, Public Grounds and Buildings; Chairman, Public Roads and Highways.


The Pennsylvania Manual, (1912). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1003, 1010-1013, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 984.