Member Biography

John Martin Jamison Sr.


Portrait: Annals of Southwestern Pennsylvania


Sessions Office Position District Party
1909-1910       39 Republican
1911-1912       39 Republican

COUNTIES: Westmoreland  


03/03/1864 - 12/16/1950

John Martin Jamison Sr. (R39) Westmoreland County 1909-1912

Early Life:

John Martin Jamison Sr., born March 3, 1864, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; son of Robert S. and Caroline Wible Jamison; public school education; Princeton University, 1887; read law, admitted, Westmoreland County bar, 1888; attorney; secretary, treasurer, Jamison Coal and Coke Company, 1892; married, Hettie Barclay Jamison, 1893, children, Carolyn Jamison Lynch, Isabel Jamison Cote, John Martin Jamison, Jr., Hetty Jamison Euwer; inherited the reign of his father’s coal company, president, Jamison Coal and Coke Company, 1903; chairman, Republican Westmoreland County Committee, 1890; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1904; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1909-1912; died, December 16, 1950 (aged 86), Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interment, Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Chairman, Republican Westmoreland County Committee, 1890.

Delegate, Republican National Convention, Chicago Coliseum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 1904.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 39th district, Westmoreland County, 1909-1912; committee assignments, Education, Insurance (Chairman), Judicial Apportionment, Legislative Apportionment, Pensions and Gratuities.


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1912). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1004, 1010-1013, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 982.

Uniontown Morning Herald, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, December 17, 1950,

John Martin Jamison Sr. (1864-1950) - Find a Grave Memorial