Member Biography

Henry Detweiler Heller 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1895-1896       18 Republican
1897-1898       18 Republican

COUNTIES: Northampton  


09/18/1850 - 10/09/1928

Doctor Henry Detweiler Heller (R18) Northampton County 1895-1898

Early Life:

Doctor Henry Detweiler Heller, born September 18, 1850, Hellertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; son of Christian Butz and Henrietta Detweiller Heller; Claverack College, Claverack, New York; Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York, 1871; practiced medicine, Hellertown, 1871-1928; president, United States Medical Examining Board (district) four years; initiated, Hellertown Board of Trade, 1888; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1895-1898; gubernatorial appointment, office of State Quarantine Physician; financial interests, Thomas Iron Company, Lehigh Valley; owner, limestone quarry; married, Amanda C.S. Diehl Heller; died, October 9, 1928 (aged 78); interment, Union Cemetery, Hellertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.   

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 18th district, Northampton County, 1895-1898; committee assignments, Appropriations, Elections, Law and Order, Public Grounds and Buildings (Chairman), Public Health and Sanitation, Public Roads and Highways; unseated, Edward Henry Laubach by contest, June 8,1895.

Gubernatorial appointment, Governor William Alexis Stone, office of State Quarantine Physician.


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1898). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1163, 1169-1171, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1137.

Dr Henry Detweiler Heller (1850-1928) - Find a Grave Memorial