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Pennsylvania State Senate

John A Lemon

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Portrait: PSA, Governors Album




Session Office Position District Party
1873 21 Republican
1875 35 Republican
1877 35 Republican
1879-1880 35 Republican
1889-1890 35 Republican
1891-1892 35 Republican
1893-1894 35 Republican
1895-1896 35 Republican
 Counties   Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Somerset


1828 - 1895

Born at the summit of the Allegheny Mountains in Cambria County, in 1828, the son of Samuel and Jane (Moore) Lemon, Lemon was referred to as “Uncle John” because of his charity and generosity.  He attended common schools and became a coalmine operator, producing from the “Lemon Vein,” as well as a railroad contractor; burgess of Holidaysburg for three years; Auditor General of the Commonwealth, 1880-1884; re-elected to the state Senate, 1888, serving until his death.  The Senator contracted a “severe cold” during the Harrisburg State Republican Convention and died seated, September 16, 1895, at home.  Married Barbara Walker of Frankstown Township.

Philadelphia Times, September 17, 1895