Joseph Alexander Herron
Of Washington County, born on October 16, 1847, Monongahela, Pennsylvania, Joseph Herron was the son of David B. and Eliza (Alexander) Herron of Cincinnati, Ohio. Educated in Cincinnati public schools and the West Chester Military Academy, Pennsylvania; moved to Monongahela as banking house clerk for his grandfather and two uncles, Joseph, William, and James Alexander; served in this capacity over 60 years, appointed partner in 1871; influential financier; president of Monongahela City Trust Company; president of Farmers and Miners National Bank, Bentleyville; director, Farmers Deposit Bank of Pittsburgh; director of Reliance Life Insurance Company, Pittsburgh; first President of Washington County Bankers Association; president, Mongahela Cemetery Association and Memorial Hospital Association. Herron was a delegate to the 1908 Republican National Convention and an alternate to the same in 1816; elected to the Pennsylvania Senate, serving 1919-1922; thirty year member of the Monongahela School Board and city council on several occasions; Mason and member of the Duquesne Club, married Mary Campbell of Butler in 1877. He passed away on February 3, 1933.
History of Washington County, Pa. vol II, 1926, 21-22.