Legislation Quick Search
04/05/2020 11:14 PM
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=7090&body=H

JOHN MARTIN SCHAFER


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1877 Republican
1878 Republican
 Counties   Allegheny

Biography

12/04/1841 - 03/29/1904

SCHAFER, John Martin, a Representative from Allegheny County; born, December 4, 1841 in Sligo, Allegheny County, Pa.; sergeant, Company B, 13th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861, Civil War); brewer; clerk, Office of Delinquent Tax Collector, Pittsburgh; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1872, 1873); elected, alderman, 29th Ward, Pittsburgh (1873-1876, 1880-1883); elected, school director, Pittsburgh (1874-1876); elected, guardian of the poor, Pittsburgh (1875-1877); elected, deputy mayor, Pittsburgh (1875-1876); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1876 and 1877; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1878); engaged, real estate business; unsuccessful campaign, assistant city assessor, Pittsburgh (1896); died, March 29, 1904 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, South Side Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.