Member Biography

Delos Rockwell 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1875       23 Democrat
1876       23 Democrat

COUNTIES: Bradford, Wyoming  


08/28/1837 - 02/24/1901

Delos Rockwell (D23) Bradford and Wyoming Counties 1875-1876

Early Life: 

Delos Rockwell, born August 28, 1837, Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; son of Martin Luther and Johanna Marvin Rockwell; University at Lewisburg, (now Bucknell University); Madison University, Hamilton, New York (now Colgate University); studied law, admitted, Bradford County Bar, 1862; attorney, law practice, Troy, 1862-1901; enlisted, Company B, Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Civil War, 1863; married, Eliza B. Smith, 1864, adopted son, Wesley; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senator, 1875-1876; died, February 24, 1901, (aged 63) Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interment, Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. 

Early Career:

Enlisted, Company B, Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, mustered in, June 17, 1863; battle of Gettysburg, mustered out, July 30, 1863, served one month and thirteen days. 

Senior member, Rockwell and Mitchell Law.

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 23rd district, Bradford and Wyoming Counties 1875-1876; committee assignments, Constitutional Reform, New County and County Seats and Vice and Immorality. 

Delegate, National Democratic Convention, Saint Louis, 1888, nominated, Grover Cleveland for a second term. 


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1876). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 605, 610-612.

The Canton Independent-Sentinel (Canton, Pennsylvania) Tuesday February 26, 1901, Page 1.

Delos Rockwell (1837-1901) - Find a Grave Memorial