WOLVERTON, Simon Peter, (1837 - 1910)


”The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress” (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

WOLVERTON, Simon Peter, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Rush Township, Northumberland County, Pa., January 28, 1837; attended the common schools and Danville (Pa.) Academy, and was graduated from Lewisburg University (now Bucknell University), Lewisburg, Pa., in 1860; principal of Sunbury (Pa.) Academy 1860-1862; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1862 and commenced practice in Sunbury; during the Civil War raised a company of emergency men, of which he was made captain in 1862, and served in the Eighteenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers; chosen captain of Company F, Thirty-sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, in June 1863; member of the State senate in 1878, 1880, and 1884; Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in the joint convention of 1884; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; continued the practice of law; died in Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pa., October 25, 1910; interment in Pomfret-Manor Cemetery.