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Pennsylvania State Senate

John Martin Jamison

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Portrait: Annals of Southwestern Pennsylvania




Session Office Position District Party
1909-1910 39 Republican
1911-1912 39 Republican
 Counties   Westmoreland


1864 - 1950

Coal and Coke tycoon, Western Pennsylvania. Son of Robert S. and Caroline Wible Jamison
John M. Jamison, Westmoreland Co., was born near Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA, March 3, 1864; received his early education in the public schools and subsequently entered Princeton University, from which he was graduated in the class of 1887; read law and was admitted to the Westmoreland Co. bar in 1888, but practiced only a few years; in 1892 he engaged in the coal and coke business as secretary and treasurer of the Jamison Coal and Coke Co., of which he became president in 1903; was chairman of the Republican Co. committee in 1890; served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1904; elected to the Senate in Nov. 1908, served 1909-1912; inherited the reign of his father’s coal company, Jamison Coal Company, employing 5,500 until 1949.  He died in 1950.
Source: Smull's Legislative Hand Book & Manuel of the State of PA, 1910; Biographical Sketches.