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Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1885-1886 Representative Republican
1887-1888 Representative Republican
Counties Indiana

Biography

01/11/1860 - 10/03/1915


ELKIN, John Pratt, a Representative from Indiana County; born, January 11, 1860 in West Mahoning Township, Indiana County, Pa.; graduated, Indiana Normal School (now Indiana University of Pennsylvania),1880; graduated, University of Michigan Law School, 1884; employed, tin manufacturing; teacher; attorney-at-law (1885-1915); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1885 and 1887 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1889 term; elected, delegate, Republican State Convention (1890, 1891); deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania (1895-1897); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (1896); elected, Attorney General of Pennsylvania (1899-1903); chair, Republican State Committee (1896-1901); unsuccessful campaign, Governor of Pennsylvania (1902); elected, judge, Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1904-1915); died, October 3, 1915 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Oakland Cemetery, Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.


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