Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1915-1916 Representative Republican
1917-1918 Representative Republican
1919-1920 Representative Republican
1921-1922 Representative Republican
1923-1924 Representative Majority Floor Leader Republican
Counties Allegheny

Biography

01/25/1871 - 12/20/1960


McVICAR, Nelson, a Representative from Allegheny County; born, January 25, 1871 in Harwich Township, Kent County, Ontario, Canada; attended, law, University of Michigan; lawyer (1896-1960); employed, Pennsylvania Railroad Company; solicitor, Tarentum (1896-1925); solicitor, Brackenridge (15 years); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 1914; reelected to the House for 4 more consecutive terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1924); gubernatorial appointee, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County (1925-1927); presidential appointee, federal judge, Western district of Pennsylvania (1928-1951, president judge, 1949-1951); director, First National Bank and Trust Co. of Tarentum; died, December 20, 1960 in Harrison Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Prospect Cemetery, Brackenridge, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.