Member Biography

Reuben Colburn Winslow 


Courtesy, Punxsutawney Historical Society

Sessions Office Position District Party
1875       37 Republican
1876       37 Republican

COUNTIES: Indiana, Jefferson  


11/09/1833 - 04/17/1912

Reuben Colburn Winslow (R37) Indiana and Jefferson Counties 1875-1876

Early Life:

Reuben Colburn Winslow, born November 9, 1833, family farm, Winslow Station, Gaskill Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania; son of Joseph W. Christina Long Winslow; attended common schools; Clearfield Academy; read law with Phineas Jenks, Honorable, George A. Jenks; admitted Jefferson County Bar, 1860; engaged, twenty year partnership with Phineas Jenks, at that time; afterwards, established the firm, Winslow and Calderwood, which was in business until retirement, 1907; married, Martha Drum, 1854, sons, John Carleton Winslow, William Warren Winslow; cofounder, Mahoning Bank, Punxsutawney, with Pennsylvania State Senator Harry White of Indiana, County, 1868; president, 1st National Bank 1883-1909, then became, Punxsutawney National Bank; founder, Punxsutawney Electric Light Company, Punxsutawney Water Company: died, April 17, 1912 (78 years, 5 months, 9 days) Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, interment, Circle Hill Cemetery, Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 37th district, Indiana and Jefferson Counties, 1875-1876; committee assignments, Finance, Pensions And Gratuities Retrenchment and Reform.


The Senator’s American progenitor, Kenelin Winslow, arrived with the Mayflower’s second voyage, 1629; Kenelin, brother of first Mayflower passenger, Plymouth Colony Governor Edward Winslow. 7th descent from the Mayflower Winslow’s, of Plymouth, Massachusetts.


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

Extracted, Punxsutawney News newspaper accounts dated 18 April 1912 and 24 April 1912.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1876). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 606, 610-612.

Reuben Colburn Winslow (1833-1912) - Find a Grave Memorial