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Pennsylvania State Senate

Robert Scott Edmiston



Session Position District Party
1901-1902 23 Republican
1903-1904 23 Republican
1905-1906 23 Republican
1907-1908 23 Republican
 Counties   Bradford, Wyoming


1841 - 1925

Second Lieutenant Robert Scott Edmiston Bradford and Wyoming Counties, 1901-1908

Early Life: 

Second Lieutenant Robert Scott Edmiston born April 24, 1841, Milan, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, son of Joseph and Sarah Edmiston, business education; second lieutenant, Company H, 57th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861-1863, Civil War); farmer; married Mary Anthony, 1867; and second, Victoria Thompson, 1890; elected Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1896 and 1898; not a candidate for reelection (1900); elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate (1901-1908); died, October 24, 1925 in Milan, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred, Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. 

Early Career:

Enlisted, 1st Sargent, Company H, 57th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, October 22, 1861, three-year service, Army of the Potomac was badly wounded head, Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862; “displayed bravery” and helped thwart an enemy advance, earning a brevet promotion from Sargent to 2nd Lieutenant; medical discharge, June 23, 1863.

 Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1897-1901. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 23rd district, Bradford and Wyoming Counties 1901-1908; member, Congressional Apportionment, Election, Forestry, Game and Fisheries, Legislative Apportionment and Public road and Highway Committees.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:



Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1905) Miller, H.P., Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 959, 992-995.