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 and Montgomery Counties 1865-1867

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, 1870-1872; married, Christiana Boughman Todd, three children, Gertrude Royer, Francis P. Royer, Mary Royer; died, January 21, 1878, pneumonia, Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; interment, Pottstown Cemetery Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. 

Early Career:

Postmaster, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, 1870-1872. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 5th District, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, 1865-1867; committee assignments, Accounts, Agriculture and Domestic Manufacturing, Canals and Inland Navigation, Corporations, 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. 

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

Lewis Royer  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1867). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 257, 261-264.

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

Horace Royer (1829-1878) - Find a Grave Memorial