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IRA FRANKLIN MANSFIELD


Photo credit:

McAtee, William, comp. Souvenir: Portraits and Biographies of the Members of the Legislature of Pennsylvania and Heads of Departments, Session of 1895. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Roshon Portrait Company, 1895.

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1881-1882 Republican
1893-1894 Republican
1895-1896 Republican
1897-1898 Republican
1903-1904 Republican
 Counties   Beaver

Biography

06/27/1842 - 06/07/1919

MANSFIELD, Ira Franklin, a Representative from Beaver County; born, June 27, 1842 in Poland, Mahoning County, Oh.; graduated, Poland College; captain, Fourteenth Army Corps, Company H, 105th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (1862-1865, Civil War); iron molder, Pittsburgh; owner and operator, Cannel Coal Mine (1865-1890); elected, clerk and treasurer, Darlington Township (18 years); elected, justice of the peace, Darlington Township (25 years); general store proprietor; elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 1880; reelected to the House in 1892, 1894, 1896, and 1902; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1882, 1904); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1898, 1900); elected, council, the city of Beaver (6 years); school director, city of Beaver (6 years); director, Pittsburgh, Lisbon and Western Railroad; director and vice president, First National Bank of Rochester; fruit farmer; director, Beaver County Electric Company; director, Rochester and Beaver Real Estate Companies; vice president and president, Beaver (Alvernia) College; died, June 7, 1919 in Rochester, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; interred, Poland Riverside Cemetery, Poland, Mahoning County, Ohio.
 
 
 
Bibliography
 
Mansfield, Ira F. Contributions to the Flora of Beaver County: From the Mansfield Herbarium, 1865-1903. Beaver Falls: Tribune Printing Company, 1903.
 
Mansfield, Ira F. Historical Collections, Little Beaver River Valleys, Pennsylvania-Ohio, with Check Lists of Flowers and Ferns. Beaver Falls: Tribune Printing Company, 1911.
 
Mansfield, Ira F. Historical Collections, Little Beaver River Valleys, Pennsylvania-Ohio: With Illustrated Checklists of Flowers and Essays by Members of Robin Hood Club.  Beaver Falls: Tribune Printing Company, 1914.
 
Mansfield, Ira F. Ohio and Pennsylvania Reminiscences, Illustrations from Photographs Taken Mainly in Mahoning, Columbiana, and Beaver Counties, 1880 to 1916.  Beaver Falls: Tribune Printing Company, 1916.
 
 
Museum Collections
 
Collection of Native American Relics, Beaver Area Heritage Foundation, Beaver
 
The Ira F. Mansfield “Trade Axe” collection, Ohio State University Library, Columbus