John Martin Jamison
Portrait: Annals of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Coal and Coke tycoon, Western Pennsylvania. Son of Robert S. and Caroline Wible Jamison
John M. Jamison, Westmoreland Co., was born near Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA, March 3, 1864; received his early education in the public schools and subsequently entered Princeton University, from which he was graduated in the class of 1887; read law and was admitted to the Westmoreland Co. bar in 1888, but practiced only a few years; in 1892 he engaged in the coal and coke business as secretary and treasurer of the Jamison Coal and Coke Co., of which he became president in 1903; was chairman of the Republican Co. committee in 1890; served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1904; elected to the Senate in Nov. 1908, served 1909-1912; inherited the reign of his father’s coal company, Jamison Coal Company, employing 5,500 until 1949. He died in 1950.
Source: Smull's Legislative Hand Book & Manuel of the State of PA, 1910; Biographical Sketches.