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Pennsylvania State Senate

James Bowen Everhart

Photo credit: Portrait: Governors Album, 1878, PSA and Congressional Biographies


Session Position District Party
1877 19 Republican
1879-1880 19 Republican
1881-1882 19 Republican
 Counties   Chester


1821 - 1888

James Bowen Everhart was the son of William Everhart, a Congressman from Pennsylvania, born in the Boot, near West Chester, West Whiteland Township, Chester County on July 26, 1821.  He attended Bolmar’s Academy, West Chester and graduated from Princeton College in 1842.  Everhart studied law at Harvard University and in Philadelphia, was admitted to the bar in 1845; studied abroad in Berlin and Edinburgh for two years; returned to West Chester and opened a law practice.  During the Civil War he served in Company B, Tenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia; was a member of the state Senate, 1876-1882; elected to Congress, 1883-1887; resumed the practice of law; died in West Chester on August 23, 1888; interred in Oakland Cemetery, West Chester.