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George T. Weingartner

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George T. Weingartner

Birth
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
31 Mar 1949 (aged 73)
New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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Son of George A. and Martha (Warnock) Weingartner. He was a prominent member of the New Castle, PA bar, a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and was a candidate on the Republican ticket for State Senator. He married Anna Hazen, the daughter of Eli W. and Margaret E. (Mitchell) Hazen in 1901 and they had two daughters, Martha and Elizabeth.

New Castle News
Friday, April 1, 1949

George T. Weingartner Dies Thursday Night.

Former State Senator George T. Weingartner of Shenango township died Thursday night, March 31, at 10:45 o’clock. He had been ill for the past several years but in the past month his condition became rapidly worse. He was 73 years of age.

For more than 40 years he had been a leader in business and civic affairs in this county. He retired from active business about three years ago.

Native of County

Born, reared and educated in Lawrence county, he spent his entire life here. As an attorney, a builder and a public official he was a man of integrity and capacity. He approached every task with vigor and discharged every duty with fidelity.

Senator Weingartner was born August 24, 1875, in Slippery Rock township, the son of George and Martha Weingartner. He was a great-grandson of John Manning a Revolutionary soldier who settled in this county shortly after the close of the war.

He attended the township school and later went to Rose Point Academy. For two years he taught school and on December 5, 1898, entered the law offices of Attorney Robert K Aiken to study law. On March 15, 1899, he was admitted to practice law and this year marked his fiftieth year of membership in the Lawrence County Bar Association. He was the senior partner of the law firm of Weingartner and Mercer.

Shortly after his admission to the bar he interested himself in the building business. Over the years he built hundreds of homes on the east side of New Castle. Until it was disbanded, he was the principal owner of the Weingartner Realty company.

Enters Political Field

As a young man he became interested in politics, affiliating himself with the Republican party, and for a time was county chairman. In 1904 and again in 1906 he was elected to the House of Representatives in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. In 1908 he was elected to the state senate and served through 1912. For a few years he retired from active participation in politics but in 1919 was induced to be a candidate for county commissioner. He was elected and re-elected to that office in 1923. In 1924 he resigned his commissionership when he was elected to the state senate again. In 1928 he was again elected to the state senate. He was last elected to public office
in 1940, being elected to the state House of Representatives. He was never defeated for public office.

In the party councils he was listed as an independent and in 1912 along with many other Republicans allied himself with the cause of Theodore Roosevelt in the Bull Moose, or Progressive party. He was a delegate to the 1912 Bull Moose convention in Chicago where Theodore Rooesvelt was nominated for the presidency.

In the early days of the good roads movement he was one of the leaders and as a state official and as a county official he devoted much of his time and energies to getting good roads through the commonwealth.

In 1931 he succeeded in interesting Governor Gifford Pinchot in allocating sufficient money to build the Pymatuning dam. To him more than any other man goes the credit for making the dam possible.

He gave freely of his time in civic work. In the days of the Chamber of Commerce he served as president for a term. He served as president of the board of directors of the New Castle hospital. When The Castleton hotel was built he was chairman of the board and served as a director until his death. For many years he had been a director of the Lawrence Savings & Trust company and of the Blair Strip Steel company.

When he first came to New Castle from Slippery Rock township he affiliated himself with the Epworth Methodist church and for 35 years was chairman of the board of trustees. For over 40 years he taught a Bible class. On May 29, 1901, he was married to Anna Hazen, who survives him. Four children and five grandchildren survive him. The children are: a son, Robert Aiken Weingartner and daughter, Mrs. Bart Richards, of New Castle; a daughter, Mrs. M. B. Klinesmith of Grove City and daughter Mrs. Robert E. Hoose of Coral Gables Fla.

The body is at Leyde’s funeral home, at Highland and Winter avenues. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from the funeral home at two thirty, with interment in Oak Park cemetery. Rev. Albert C. Howe, pastor of Epworth Methodist church will officiate.

Friends may call tonight at Leyde's from seven to nine, Saturday afternoon from two to four and Saturday night from seven to nine.

Bio courtesy of Elsetta.
Son of George A. and Martha (Warnock) Weingartner. He was a prominent member of the New Castle, PA bar, a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and was a candidate on the Republican ticket for State Senator. He married Anna Hazen, the daughter of Eli W. and Margaret E. (Mitchell) Hazen in 1901 and they had two daughters, Martha and Elizabeth.

New Castle News
Friday, April 1, 1949

George T. Weingartner Dies Thursday Night.

Former State Senator George T. Weingartner of Shenango township died Thursday night, March 31, at 10:45 o’clock. He had been ill for the past several years but in the past month his condition became rapidly worse. He was 73 years of age.

For more than 40 years he had been a leader in business and civic affairs in this county. He retired from active business about three years ago.

Native of County

Born, reared and educated in Lawrence county, he spent his entire life here. As an attorney, a builder and a public official he was a man of integrity and capacity. He approached every task with vigor and discharged every duty with fidelity.

Senator Weingartner was born August 24, 1875, in Slippery Rock township, the son of George and Martha Weingartner. He was a great-grandson of John Manning a Revolutionary soldier who settled in this county shortly after the close of the war.

He attended the township school and later went to Rose Point Academy. For two years he taught school and on December 5, 1898, entered the law offices of Attorney Robert K Aiken to study law. On March 15, 1899, he was admitted to practice law and this year marked his fiftieth year of membership in the Lawrence County Bar Association. He was the senior partner of the law firm of Weingartner and Mercer.

Shortly after his admission to the bar he interested himself in the building business. Over the years he built hundreds of homes on the east side of New Castle. Until it was disbanded, he was the principal owner of the Weingartner Realty company.

Enters Political Field

As a young man he became interested in politics, affiliating himself with the Republican party, and for a time was county chairman. In 1904 and again in 1906 he was elected to the House of Representatives in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. In 1908 he was elected to the state senate and served through 1912. For a few years he retired from active participation in politics but in 1919 was induced to be a candidate for county commissioner. He was elected and re-elected to that office in 1923. In 1924 he resigned his commissionership when he was elected to the state senate again. In 1928 he was again elected to the state senate. He was last elected to public office
in 1940, being elected to the state House of Representatives. He was never defeated for public office.

In the party councils he was listed as an independent and in 1912 along with many other Republicans allied himself with the cause of Theodore Roosevelt in the Bull Moose, or Progressive party. He was a delegate to the 1912 Bull Moose convention in Chicago where Theodore Rooesvelt was nominated for the presidency.

In the early days of the good roads movement he was one of the leaders and as a state official and as a county official he devoted much of his time and energies to getting good roads through the commonwealth.

In 1931 he succeeded in interesting Governor Gifford Pinchot in allocating sufficient money to build the Pymatuning dam. To him more than any other man goes the credit for making the dam possible.

He gave freely of his time in civic work. In the days of the Chamber of Commerce he served as president for a term. He served as president of the board of directors of the New Castle hospital. When The Castleton hotel was built he was chairman of the board and served as a director until his death. For many years he had been a director of the Lawrence Savings & Trust company and of the Blair Strip Steel company.

When he first came to New Castle from Slippery Rock township he affiliated himself with the Epworth Methodist church and for 35 years was chairman of the board of trustees. For over 40 years he taught a Bible class. On May 29, 1901, he was married to Anna Hazen, who survives him. Four children and five grandchildren survive him. The children are: a son, Robert Aiken Weingartner and daughter, Mrs. Bart Richards, of New Castle; a daughter, Mrs. M. B. Klinesmith of Grove City and daughter Mrs. Robert E. Hoose of Coral Gables Fla.

The body is at Leyde’s funeral home, at Highland and Winter avenues. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from the funeral home at two thirty, with interment in Oak Park cemetery. Rev. Albert C. Howe, pastor of Epworth Methodist church will officiate.

Friends may call tonight at Leyde's from seven to nine, Saturday afternoon from two to four and Saturday night from seven to nine.

Bio courtesy of Elsetta.


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