Member Biography

John Gyger 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1913-1914       19 Republican
1915-1916       19 Republican

COUNTIES: Chester  


11/01/1846 - 04/29/1928

John Gyger, (Republican Fusion19) Chester County 1913-1916

Early Life:

John Gyger, born November 1, 1846, Rosemont, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; son of Daniel and Susanna Snyder Gyger; Village Green Military Academy; Friends Central School of Philadelphia; civil engineer; brick manufacturer; cattle farmer; creamery business proprietor; school director and road supervisor, East Pikeland Township; elected, Republican Fusion, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1907-1908; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1913-1916; director, Grange National Bank of Downingtown; married, Elizabeth Blower Thomas Gyger, children, Daniel Walter Gyger, Susan Gyger Hancock, Julia Davis Gyger Davis, Helen Blower Gyger, Elsie Hannah Gyger Gross, John Thomas Gyger; died, April 29, 1928, (aged 81) Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida; interment, Saint Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery, Chester Springs, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Early Life:

Engaged, farmer and creamery owner, doing business as the Sunnyside and Maple Springs Creameries.

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

Director, Grange National Bank of Downingtown.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican Fusion, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1907-1908; not a candidate for reelection, 1908.

Elected, Republican Fusion, Pennsylvania State Senate, 19th district, Chester, County, 1913-1916; committee assignments, Agriculture, Education, Public Roads and Highways; Chairman, Federal Relations.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:


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.