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Edward Hess Laubach



Session Position District Party
1891-1892 18 Democrat
1893-1894 18 Democrat
1895-1896 18 Democrat
 Counties   Northampton


1852 - 1916

The son of Samuel and Lucy A. (Hess) Laubach, Edward H. was born on September 1, 1852, Northampton, Northampton County; educated in public schools; Allentown Seminary; Franklin and Marshall College; managed his father’s “mercantile and milling” business; president of the Northampton Brewing Company; elected member of the Democratic County Committee; served several years on the State Democratic Committee; delegate to numerous state nominating conventions; school director Northampton Township (now borough); elected to the Senate of Pennsylvania, November 1890; reelected in 1894, becoming first state senator from Northampton County to succeed himself, but he was unseated during a subsequent contested election by Republican Henry Heller, 1895.  He married Elizabeth Stewart of Catasauqua in 1876.
Died 1916 (IGI Record):  also indicates middle name is Henry, not Hess.