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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


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"J.A. Stranahan is Dead After Long Illness." Harrisburg Telegraph [C.H. Bergner] 04 Aug. 1922, 1.



Session Office Position District Party
1874 Representative Democrat
 Counties   Mercer


03/07/1839 - 08/04/1922

STRANAHAN, James Alexander, Sr., a Representative from Mercer County; born, March 7, 1839 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; attended, Mercer Union School; graduated, Westminster College; first lieutenant, Company H, Pennsylvania 2nd Infantry Battalion (1863-1864, Civil War); farmer; attorney-at-law (1864-1891, 1896-1922); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1873; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1874); appointed, Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania (1891-1895); elected, chair, Democratic State Central Committee (1895); died, August 4, 1922 in the city of Mercer, Mercer County, Pennsylvania; interred, Mercer Citizens Cemetery, Mercer, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.