Member Biography

Reuben Wilber 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1830-1831       11 Democrat
1831-1832       11 Democrat
1832-1833       11 Democrat


05/21/1785 - 11/04/1881

Judge Reuben Wilber (D11) Bradford, Susquehanna and Tioga Counties 1830-1833 

Early Life: 

Judge Reuben Wilber, born May 21, 1785, Charleston, Washington County, Rhode Island; son of Joseph and Nancy Wilber; family moved to Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, 1807; veteran, paymaster, cited for gallant service, War of 1812; engaged, farming, elected, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, sheriff, 1827-1830; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1830-1833; associate judge, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, 1851-1856; Democrat, presidential elector, James Buchanan, 1856; State Inspector of Prisons; member, board of tax equalization; married, Sally Dobbins, children, Polly Wilber Baldwin, Lydia Wilber, Jane Wilber Parsons, Stephen F. Wilber, Sarah E. Wilber Budd; died, November 4, 1881 (age 96), Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interment, Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Sheriff, 1827-1830.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 11th district, Bradford, Susquehanna and Tioga Counties, 1830-1833; through the efforts and influence, when in the State Senate, from this senatorial district, the legislature, appropriated $10,000 towards building a bridge over the Susquehanna at Towanda.

Associate Judge, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, 1851-1856. 

Democrat, presidential elector, James Buchanan, 1856.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members W"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Reuben Wilber (1785-1881) - Find a Grave Memorial