Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1915-1916 Representative Republican
1917-1918 Representative Republican
1919-1920 Representative Republican
1923-1924 Representative Republican
Counties Westmoreland

Biography

12/18/1857 - 12/26/1937


COLDSMITH, John B., a Representative from Westmoreland County; born, December 18, 1857 in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa.; attended, Western Pennsylvania Classical Institute; sergeant, Company E, 10th Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard (15 years); proprietor, J. B. Coldsmith Wallpaper & Paint Company; member and manager, the Star Band, musical act; manager, Grand Opera House,  Mount Pleasant (25 years); elected, council, Mount Pleasant (9 years; president, 2 years); president, board of trade, Mount Pleasant; elected, delegate, Republican State Convention (1902); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 1914; reelected to the House in 1916, 1918 and 1922; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1920, 1924); died, December 26, 1937 in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interred, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Westmorland County, Pennsylvania.