John Francis Graff
Photo credit: Photo: 1913-1914 Senate Composite, PSA
Father of state Senator Peter Graff, III; Born to Peter and Susan Lobingier Graff in Worthington, Armstrong County, August 12, 1857; educated in public schools, graduated from Gettysburg College, 1879; married Carrie L. Brown, daughter of state Supreme Court Justice Brown. A successful businessman, Graff was a woolen goods manufacturer and associated with the Scott-Graff Lumber Company of Minnesota. He served as a county justice of the peace, school director, director of Merchant’s National Bank, Kitanning; member of the State House of Representatives, 1901-1904; and Senate of Pennsylvania, 1913-1918. He died seated, second term, on June 6, 1918.