Fletcher Wilbur Stites
Member of the state House of Representatives, 1917-1918; Registered for WWI military draft;
Born October 3, 1881, Cape May, New Jersey, the son of Edgar page and Mary (Holmes) Stites; graduated from Cape May High School, 1898; Taylor University, Upland Indiana; University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1901, graduating 1904; admitted to the Montgomery County bar; burgess of Narberth Borough, 1901-1913; borough solicitor; member of the state House of Representatives, 1917; appointed chair of the prison systems investigative commission; delegate to the Electoral College, 1920; elected to the Senate, November 1922; resumed law practice, involved in numerous civic affairs. Defense attorney, collaborated with fellow-attorney and state Senator, Owen Jenkins of Philadelphia. 1917-20: Chaired a commission to investigate state penal system. He married Edith G. Austin and died June 26, 1933. Honorary LLD from Juniata College, 1928. Pinchot Republican. Methodist Episcopal.