Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1911-1912 Representative Republican
1913-1914 Representative Republican
1915-1916 Representative Republican
1917-1918 Representative Republican
1919-1920 Representative Republican
1921-1922 Representative Majority Floor Leader Republican
1925-1926 Representative Republican
1927-1928 Representative Majority Floor Leader Republican
1929-1930 Representative Speaker Republican
Counties Lancaster

Biography

05/31/1871 - 08/04/1933


HESS, Aaron B., a Representative from Lancaster County; born in Safe Harbor, Lancaster County, Pa., May 31, 1871; attended, Millersville State Normal School (now Millersville University of Pennsylvania); teacher (9 years); farmer; general manger and president, Lancaster Chemical Company; engaged in leaf tobacco business (30 years); president, A.B. Hess Cigar Company; president, Lancaster Malleable Casting Company; president, Purdy-Hess Company; registry assessor and member, Pequea Township County Committee; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1911 term; reelected to the House to serve the 1913, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1921, 1925, 1927 and 1929 terms; elected, Majority Leader (1921-1922, 1927-1928); elected, Speaker (1929-1930); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1922, 1930); died, August 4, 1933 in the city of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interred, Greenwood Cemetery, the city of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.