BROSIUS, Marriott, (1843 - 1901)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representative

BROSIUS, Marriott, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Colerain Township, Lancaster County, Pa., March 7, 1843; attended the common schools and Thomas Baker’s Academy in Colerain Township; enlisted as a private in Company K, Ninety-seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, in October 1861, for three years, and reenlisted May 20, 1864; honorably discharged December 28, 1864, and on February 28, 1865, was commissioned a second lieutenant for bravery on the field of battle; after the war attended the State normal school at Millersville and the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; was admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa.; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1889, until his death in Lancaster, Pa., March 16, 1901; chairman, Committee on Reform in the Civil Service (Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Banking and Currency (Fifty-sixth Congress); interment in Greenwood Cemetery.