Member Biography

Horace Royer 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1865       5 Republican
1866       5 Republican
1867       5 Republican


11/21/1829 - 01/21/1878

Horace Royer (R5) Chester, Delaware, Montgomery 1865-67

Early Life: 

Horace Royer born November 21, 1829, Providence, Montgomery County Pennsylvania; son of Joseph and Elizabeth Dewees; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1865-1867; postmaster, Collegeville,  1870-72; married Christiana Boughman Todd, three children, Gertrude, Francis P, Mary, two died infancy; died, pneumonia, January 21, 1878, Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; interment, Pottstown Cemetery, Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Postmaster, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, 1870-72.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 5th District, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery Counties, 1865-67; member Accounts, Agriculture and Domestic Manufacturing, Canals and Inland Navigation, Corporations and Public Printing.


Charlotte B. Royer (typhoid pneumonia) it is a singular sad coincidence that Mr. and Mrs. Royer died on the same day and just one week apart. (i)

Brother of Doctor Senator Lewis Royer, 12th district, Montgomery County Pennsylvania State Senate 1879-1882


Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1867) Miller, pages 257 and 261-264.

  1. Reading Times (Reading, Pennsylvania) Tuesday January 29 1878, Page 1