Member Biography

George William Derrick 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1923-1924       36 Republican
1925-1926       36 Republican


11/30/1863 - 01/14/1938

George William Derrick (R36) Bedford, Fulton and Somerset Counties 1923-1926 

Early Life:

George William Derrick, born November 30, 1863, Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania; son of George and Sarah Burd Derrick; public school education; Bloomfield Academy; Allen’s Business College, Elmira, New York; public school teacher; employed, Huntingdon and Broad Top Railroad, Saxton, Mount Dallas, and Everett, 1884-1904; secretary, chairman, Republican County  Committee, 1895-1898; Republican Pennsylvania State Committee, member, 1897; elected, Republican, prothonotary, clerk of the courts, Perry County, 1905-1908; engaged, cashier, president, Everett Bank, 1904-1938; manager, Newport, Young Men’s Christian Association; manager, Newport Red Cross during World War I; elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 1923-1926; married, Laura Leader Derrick, 1903 (d. 1915), daughter, Sarah A. Derrick; remarried, Alice Gertrude Fletcher Derrick, 1916; died, January 14, 1938 (aged 74), at home, Everett, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, interment, Everett Cemetery, Everett, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, prothonotary, clerk of the courts, Perry County, 1905-1908.

Elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 36th district, Bedford, Fulton and Somerset Counties, 1923-1926; committee assignments, Agriculture, Banks and Building Loan Associations, Canals and Inland Navigation, Education, Federal Relations (Chairman), Game and Fisheries, Legislative Apportionment, Library, Pensions and Gratuities, Public Printing, Railroads. 


Cox, Harold.  "House Members D"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1923-1924). Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 983, 988, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 962.

George William Derrick (1863-1938) - Find a Grave Memorial