Member Biography

Henricus "Henry" Wasbers 


Portrait: PSA, 1913-14 Senate Composite

Sessions Office Position District Party
1911-1912       28 Democrat
1913-1914       28 Democrat
1915-1916       28 Democrat
1917-1918       28 Democrat



04/18/1862 - 10/17/1930

Henricus “Henry” Wasbers (D28) York County 1911-1918 

Early Life: 

Henricus “Henry” Wasbes, born April 18,1862, York, York County Pennsylvania; son of Michael and Marie Elizabeth Von Garrel Wasbers; educated, public schools of York, engaged, laundry, dyeing, dry -cleaning business; married, Lucinda Peeling Wasbers, 1866; elected member, select council of York, two consecutive terms; Democratic Party elector, his district, presidential election, 1908; president, Board of Public Works, York; president, York Chamber of Commerce; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1911-1918; died, October 17,1930, Springettsbury Township, York County, Pennsylvania; interment, Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, York County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected member, select council of York, two consecutive terms. 

Democratic Party elector, his district, presidential election, 1908. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 28th district, York County, 1911-1918; committee assignments, Appropriations, Education, Forestry, Game and Fisheries, Military Affairs, Public Grounds and Buildings, Public Health and Sanitation, Public Printing, Public Roads and Highways, Public Supply of Light, Heat and Water, Railroads.


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1918). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1084, 1098, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1065.

Henricus “Henry” Wasbers (1862-1930) - Find a Grave Memorial