Member Biography

Edwin Hornberger Vare Sr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1909-1910       1 Republican
1911-1912       1 Republican
1913-1914       1 Republican
1915-1916       1 Republican
1917-1918       1 Republican
1919-1920       1 Republican
1921-1922       1 Republican

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


07/19/1862 - 10/16/1922

Edwin Hornberger Vare, Sr. (R1) Philadelphia County 1909-1922

Early Career:

Edwin Hornberger Vare, born July 19, 1862 Southwark, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of Augustus Vare and Abigail; public schools education; contractor, Wilson and Vare; contractor, Vare Brothers; married Flora Morris; children, George Augustus Vare and Abagail S. Vare Jones, Edwin Hornberger Vare Jr. ; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1897 term; resigned 1897; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1909-1922; died in office, October 16, 1922. Ambler, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; interred, West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (i)

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Delegate, Republican State Conventions; member, 39th Ward Republican Executive Committee;

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1897 term; resigned 1897.

Elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1st district, Philadelphia County, 1909-1922; Chair, Municipal Affairs, member, appropriations, City Passenger Railways, Elections, Executive Nominations, Finance, Insurance, Law and Order, Public Roads and Highways Committees.

Pa. House of Representatives Biography:


Besides his wife Flora (1925-1928) brothers George Vare (1897-1908) and William Scott Vare (1923-1924) also served Pennsylvania State Senate.

Fourth cousin of Fletcher Wilbur Stites Pennsylvania State Senator, 12th District, 1923-1926.


Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1916) Miller, H. Biographical Sketches of Senators, pages 1098 and 1123-1126.