Member Biography

Christian Garber 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1824-1825       17 Democrat
1825-1826       17 Democrat
1826-1827       17 Democrat
1827-1828       17 Democrat

COUNTIES: Huntingdon, Mifflin  


1772 - 09/22/1841

Christian Garber (D17) Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties 1824-1828

Early Life:

Christian Garber, born 1772, Earl Township, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania, British Colonial America; son of Michael and Magdalen Smutz Garber; engaged, farming, uncle Christian, Hempfield Township, 1800; moved, father to Frankstown, Huntingdon County, 1805; helped, formation of Hollidaysburg; contractor, nephew from Virginia, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, 1832-1840; major force behind the formation of Blair County; elected, Democratic Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1816-1818; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1824-1828; died, September 22, 1841 (age 69), Huntingdon (later Blair) County, interment, Hollidaysburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democratic Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1816-1818.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 17th district, Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties, 1824-1828.


Died before Blair County formed, he is not recognized much locally. 


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

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Christian Garber (1775-1844) - Find a Grave Memorial