Member Biography

George Benjamin Delameter 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1871       29 Republican
1872       29 Republican
1873       29 Republican

COUNTIES: Crawford, Erie  


01/14/1821 - 05/06/1907

George Benjamin Delameter (R29) Crawford and Erie Counties 1871 (R29) Crawford County 1872-1873

Early Life:

George Benjamin Delameter, born January 14, 1821, Whitehall, Washington County, New York; son of Thomas and Martha Day Delameter; private, public school education; Waterford Academy; Oberlin College; Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania; engaged, business Meadville 1840-1850; read law with John Farrelly; admitted, Crawford County bar, Erie County bar, Warren County bar, 1847; relocated, Youngsville, Pennsylvania, continued business career, 1850-1864; returned, Meadville, 1864; Trustee of Oberlin and Allegheny Colleges; delegate, Free Soil and Liberty Party, National Convention, Buffalo, New York, 1848; charter member, Republican Party; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1871-1873; married, Susan Cole Town, 1848, children, George Wallace Delamater, Thomas Albert Delamater, Susan Adelaide Delamater Walker, Victor Morris Delamater;; died, May 6, 1907 (86 years 3 months 22 days), Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; interment, Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.   

Pennsylvania Politics:

Delegate, Free Soil and Liberty Party, National Convention, Buffalo, New York, 1848. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 29th district, Crawford and Erie Counties, 1871, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 29th district, Crawford County, 1872-1873; committee assignments, Accounts, Banks, Judiciary (Local), Roads and Bridges.


Son, George Wallace Delameter, Pennsylvania State Senate, 50th district, Crawford County, 1887-1890.

George Wallace Delamater  - Pennsylvania Senate Library ( 

Wife, Susan Cole Town, descendant, synonymous with the Town Family, Salem Massachusetts witch trials; also, descendant from Elder William Brewster, III, Mayflower passenger. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members B"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1872). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 502, 506-508.

Directory of Crawford County, Pennsylvania, 1879-1880, pages, 237-238.

George Benjamin Delamater (1821-1907) - Find a Grave Memorial