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Pennsylvania State Senate

John Francis Graff

Photo credit: Photo: 1913-1914 Senate Composite, PSA


Session Position District Party
1913-1914 41 Republican
1915-1916 41 Republican
1917-1918 41 Republican
 Counties   Armstrong, Butler


1857 - 1918

Father of state Senator Peter Graff, III; Born to Peter and Susan Lobingier Graff in Worthington, Armstrong County, August 12, 1857; educated in public schools, graduated from Gettysburg College, 1879; married Carrie L. Brown, daughter of state Supreme Court Justice Brown.  A successful businessman, Graff was a woolen goods manufacturer and associated with the Scott-Graff Lumber Company of Minnesota.  He served as a county justice of the peace, school director, director of Merchant’s National Bank, Kitanning; member of the State House of Representatives, 1901-1904; and Senate of Pennsylvania, 1913-1918.  He died seated, second term, on June 6, 1918.