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Pennsylvania State Senate

Frank L Fay



Session Position District Party
1927-1928 50 Republican
1929-1930 50 Republican
1931-1932 50 Republican
1933-1934 50 Republican
 Counties   Crawford, Mercer


1869 - 1946

Born July 18, 1869, in Cleveland, Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Frank L. Fay was the stepson of Patrick Fay and son of Mary Murray, both Irish immigrants. He married Sarah Marie Wells of Buffalo, New York, on August 12, 1896.  In 1903, he moved to Greenville, PA (Mercer County) and established the Greenville Steel (railroad) Car Company, after serving as a railroad telegraph operator, station agent, and chief car accountant.  In 1925, he retired from the company and successfully ran for a seat in the state Senate for two terms (1927-1934), where he was instrumental in pushing through legislation creating the Pymatuning Dam. In 1940, he was elected president of the board of trustees of Thiel College in Greenville.  He is remembered as a charismatic man with a keen sense of humor.  Senator Fay passed in 1946, Greenville, Mercer County.