Member Biography

Milton Eby 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1897-1898       13 Republican
1899-1900       13 Republican

COUNTIES: Lancaster  


10/16/1850 - 01/30/1920

Milton Eby (R13) Lancaster (Part) County 1897-1900

Early Life:

Milton Eby, born October 16, 1850, Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; son of Jacob and Magdalene Wanner Eby; public school education; Union Academy; married, Alice Selina Eckman Eby, 1877, children, Clyde Eckman Eby, Ralph Wanner Eby, Alsie Crystal Eby Randall, Paul Eby; census enumerator, 1880; elected, prison inspector, 1887-1890; farmer and livestock dealer; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1890-1896; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1897-1900; elected, sheriff, Lancaster County, 1912-1916; died, January 30, 1920 (aged 69), Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interment, Hershey Mennonite Church Cemetery, New Milltown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1890-1896. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 13th district, Lancaster (Part) County, 1897-1900; committee assignments, Finance, Insurance, Judicial Apportionment, Law and Order, Railroads and Street Passenger Railways.

Elected, sheriff, Lancaster County, 1912-1916.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, Cochran, (1900) T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1186, 1192-1194, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1159.

Milton Eby (1850-1920) - Find a Grave Memorial