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John Fife Gilfillan


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1877 45 Republican
1878 45 Republican
1879-1880 45 Republican
 Counties   Allegheny

Biography

05/10/1826 - 01/16/1885

John Fife Gilfillan (R45) Allegheny (Part) County 1877-1880

Early Life:

John Fife Gilfillan, born May 10, 1826, Upper Saint Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of John and Margaret Fife Gilfillan Bethel Academy; lawyer; sheep farmer; married, Eleanor Ewing, 1849; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1863; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1872; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1877-1880; died, January 16, 1885, Upper Saint Clair, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Bethel Cemetery, Bethel Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1863.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1872.

Elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 45 district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1877-1880; Chairman, Vice and Immorality Committee; committee assignments, Centennial Affairs, Finance.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

https://archives.house.state.pa.us/people/member-biography?ID=7376

Cited:

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1879) Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 704, 710-712, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 663.

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