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Pennsylvania State Senate

Michal A Arnholt



Session Position District Party
1881-1882 40 Republican
1883-1884 40 Republican
 Counties   Allegheny


1836 - 1901

Born in Alsace, France, December 25, 1836; father came to Joliet, Illinois in 1849, moved to St. Julien Valley, California as a sheep rancher; then moved to Adin, Modoc County.  Michael received his early education primarily in Illinois, finishing in California.  Entered the study of medicine under Dr. J.H. Reece; attended the Eclectic Institute; graduating in 1855.  In the same year, he returned to France and entered the Ecloe des Medicine at Strasbourg.  Remained in school through 1862, and upon graduation, he returned to the U.S.; settled at Birmingham, Huntingdon County where he married Sarah Ernwein of Pittsburgh.  He eventually moved to Birmingham, Southside Pittsburgh, where he became a prominent city physician.  Arnholt entered political arena; served the Fortieth District as state senator, 1880-1884; was seated nine years as president of the school board, 26th Ward; and served on the common and select councils.  Dr. Arnholt was a member of the medical board and chair of the executive committee, Southside Hospital; member of the Southside Medical Society and numerous fraternal and Masonic bodies.  The Senator committed suicide on July 24, 1901.