Member Biography

Isaac Webster Grim 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1903-1904       10 Democrat
1905-1906       10 Democrat
1907-1908       10 Democrat
1909-1910       10 Democrat



08/11/1866 - 07/24/1947

Isaac Webster Grim (D10) Bucks County 1903-1910

Early Life:

Isaac Webster Grim, born August 11, 1866, Revere, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; son of Doctor George W. and Elizabeth Prizer Koons Grim; public school education; Riegelsville High School; Keystone Normal School, Kutztown, 1887; teacher, Bucks County, five years; married Mary Alice Sassaman, 1890, children, Ruth Grim Craft, George Webster Grim; read law under Nathan C. James; admitted, Bucks County bar, 1899, senior member, law firm of Grim and Grim, Doylestown; unsuccessful campaign, district attorney, Bucks County; justice of the peace, Doylestown; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, Bucks County, 1903-1910; unsuccessful Democratic nominee, United States Senator, 1908; unsuccessful Democratic nominee, judge of the Superior Court, 1909; unsuccessful Democratic nominee, governor, 1910; unsuccessful Democratic nominee, judge, Superior Court, 1913; delegate, National Democratic Convention, 1920; division chairman, Democratic State Committee; died, July 24, 1947 (aged 80), Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Nockamixon Union Cemetery, Ferndale, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 

Early Life:
Acquired controlling interest, Doylestown Publishing Company, owners of the daily and weekly Doylestown Democrat (Doylestown, Pennsylvania). President, Bucks County Bar Association.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Unsuccessful campaign, district attorney, Bucks County. 

Justice of the peace, Doylestown. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 10th district, Bucks County, 1903-1910; committee assignments, Canal and Island Navigation, Congressional Apportionment, Education, Elections, Game and Fisheries, Judicial Apportionment, Judiciary General, Library, Public Roads and Highways. 

Unsuccessful Democratic nominee, United States Senator, 1908. 

Unsuccessful Democratic nominee, judge of the Superior Court, 1909. 

Unsuccessful Democratic nominee, governor, 1910. 

Unsuccessful Democratic nominee, judge, Superior Court, 1913.

Delegate, National Democratic Convention, 1920; division chairman, Democratic State Committee.

Accomplished musician, directing, choir, Doylestown Presbyterian Church; organist, choir director, Salem Reformed Church; director, musical program of Bucks County Teachers' Institute; teacher, men's Bible class, Salem Reformed Church, eighteen years; superintendent, Salem Reformed Church Sunday School, twelve years.


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1910). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages, 993, 1000-1003, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 972.

Webster Grim (1866-1947) - Find a Grave Memorial