Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1917-1918 Representative Republican
Counties Wyoming

Biography

09/04/1874 - 08/02/1949


OGDEN, Joseph Franklin, a Representative from Wyoming County; born in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pa., September 4, 1874; graduated, Shamokin High School, 1892; served, Governor’s Troop, Pennsylvania Volunteer Calvary (1898, Spanish-American War); slate picker, Henry Clay colliery; plumber; general manager and lineman, Merchant’s Telephone Company; lawyer; director, Tunkhannock National Bank (1914-1949); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1917 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1918); elected, District Attorney, Wyoming County (1929-1936); unsuccessful campaign, judge, Wyoming County (1935); died, August 2, 1949 in Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania; interred, Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.