Member Biography

Robert Scott Edmiston 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1901-1902       23 Republican
1903-1904       23 Republican
1905-1906       23 Republican
1907-1908       23 Republican

COUNTIES: Bradford, Wyoming  


04/24/1841 - 10/24/1925

Second Lieutenant Robert Scott Edmiston Bradford and Wyoming Counties, 1901-1908 

Early Life: 

Second Lieutenant Robert Scott Edmiston, born April 24, 1841, Milan, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, son of Joseph and Sarah Edmiston, business education; second lieutenant, Company H, 57th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861-1863, Civil War); farmer; married Mary Anthony, 1867; and second, Victoria Thompson, 1890; elected Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1896 and 1898; not a candidate for reelection (1900); elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate (1901-1908); died, October 24, 1925 in Milan, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred, Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. 

Early Career:

Enlisted, 1st Sargent, Company H, 57th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, October 22, 1861, three-year service, Army of the Potomac was badly wounded head, Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862; “displayed bravery” and helped thwart an enemy advance, earning a brevet promotion from Sargent to 2nd Lieutenant; medical discharge, June 23, 1863. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1897-1901. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 23rd district, Bradford and Wyoming Counties 1901-1908; member, Congressional Apportionment, Election, Forestry, Game and Fisheries, Legislative Apportionment and Public road and Highway Committees. 

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, (1905). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 987, 992-995, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 959.

Lieut Robert Scott Edmiston (1841-1926) - Find a Grave Memorial