Member Biography

John Ryon Jr

Sessions Office Position District Party
1825-1826       11 Democrat
1826-1827       11 Democrat
1827-1828       11 Democrat
1828-1829       11 Democrat


01/01/1787 - 07/22/1859

Judge John Ryon Jr. (D11) Bradford, Susquehanna, Tioga Counties 1825-1829

Early Life:

Judge John Ryon Jr., born January 1, 1787, Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; son of John Ryon, Sr.; married, Susannah Tubbs Ryon; appointed, justice of the peace, 1816; Tioga County Commissioner, 1819; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1822-1823; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1825-1830; appointed, associate Judge, Tioga County, 1833-1842; appointed, associate Judge, Tioga County, 1842-1847; District Attorney, Tioga County, 1850; died, July 22, 1859 (aged 72), residence, Lawrenceville, Tioga County interment, Highland Cemetery, Elkland, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Appointed, Governor Simon Snyder justice of the peace, 1816.

Tioga County Commissioner, 1819.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1822-1823.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 11th district, Bradford, Susquehanna, Tioga Counties, 1825-1830.

Appointed, Superintendent, West Branch Division, Pennsylvania Canal, 1829-1832.

Appointed, Associate Judge, Governor Wolf, Tioga County, 1833-1842.

Appointed, Associate Judge, Governor Porter Tioga County, 1842-1847.          

District Attorney, Tioga County, 1850.


Tioga County Agitator – August 11, 1859