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Pennsylvania State Senate

Reuben Wilber



Session Position District Party
1831-1832 11 Jackson Democrat
1833-1834 11 Jackson Democrat
 Counties   Bradford, Susquehanna, Tioga


1785 - 1881

Born May 21, 1785 in, Charleston, RI, Reuben Wilber was the son of Joseph and Nancy Wilber.  The family moved to Troy, Bradford Co. in 1807.  He was a veteran and paymaster in the War of 1812, cited for gallant service; pursued farming, elected sheriff, 1824; to the state Senate, 1830; associate judge 1845-49; presidential elector, 1856 for Buchanan; State Inspector of Prisons; and member of the board of (tax) equalization.  The senator married Sally Dobbins and died in Troy, Nov. 4, 1881.