Member Biography

Thomas H. Forsythe 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1848       2 Democrat
1849       2 Democrat
1850       2 Democrat
1851       2 Democrat

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


01/09/1800 - 01/11/1879

Thomas H. Forsyth (D2) Philadelphia County 1848-1852

Early Life:

Thomas H. Forsyth, born January 9, 1800, Philadelphia; son of James Forsyth, mother unknown; married, Elizabeth Forsyth, 1829, children, Albert G Forsyth, William H. Forsyth, James W. Forsyth, John F. Forsyth; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1846-1847; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1848-1852; died, January 11, 1879, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, interment, Mount Peace Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Philadelphia County, 1846-1847. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2nd district, Philadelphia County, 1848-1852.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


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

Thomas H Forsyth (1800-1879) - Find a Grave Memorial