Member Biography

Daniel Philip Gerberich 



Sessions Office Position District Party
1905-1906       17 Republican
1907-1908       17 Republican
1909-1910       17 Republican
1911-1912       17 Republican
1913-1914     President Pro Tempore 17 Republican
1915-1916       17 Republican

COUNTIES: Lancaster, Lebanon  


10/01/1854 - 11/29/1917

Doctor Daniel Philip Gerberich (R17) Lebanon County, 1905-1906 (R17) Lancaster (part) and Lebanon Counties 1907-1916

Early Life:

Doctor Daniel Philip Gerberich born October 1, 1854, Union Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; son of Daniel Uhrich and Catherine Boeshore Gerberich; primary education, Walmer’s Church school; Palatinate (Albright) College, Myerstown, 1877; teacher, Swopes Valley, Schuylkill County; Hahnemann Medical College, 1881; doctor, Myerstown; married, Sue L. Hinterleiter, 1885, son, Doctor Guy Asher Gerberich; elected, republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1905-1916, president pro tempore, 1913; delegate, State Republican Convention; died, noon, valvular heart trouble, Thanksgiving November 29, 1917, (aged 63) home, 136 North Ninth Street, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; interment, Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, advisory board, Hahnemann, member, advisory board, Pennsylvania Health Department; member, State Health Commission, Pennsylvania Medical Society, American Medical Association; past-master Mason, member, Mystic Shrine; member, Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Pennsylvania Politics

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 17th district, Lebanon County, 1905-1906.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 17th district, Lancaster (part) and Lebanon Counties, 1907-1916, presidents pro tempore, 1913, ex-officio all committees; chaired, 1905-1906 Buildings and Public Grounds Committee; chairman, Health and Public Sanitation Committee, 1905-1912, 1915-1916, other committee assignments, Insurance, Legislative Apportionment, Judicial Apportionment, Judiciary Special.

1913, president pro tem session, Workmen’s Compensation Act, state Uniform Election Bill (registration, United States Senator, ballot, and voting machine), adoption, 17th Amendment, state Equal Accommodation Civil Rights Bill, organization of the Public Service Commission, Teacher’s Tenure Bill; additionally, cosponsored the death penalty bill, establishment of the Legislative Reference Bureau; formation, State Commerce Commission. 


While vacationing at Yellowstone National Park in 1915, fell ill and never recovered. 


The Pennsylvania Manual, (1916). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1116, 1123-1126, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1094.