Member Biography

Robert W. Hilton 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1913-1914       25 Democrat
1915-1916       25 Democrat

COUNTIES: Tioga, McKean, Potter  


01/26/1868 - 05/24/1946

Robert W. Hilton (D25) McKean, Potter and Tioga Counties 1913-1916

Early Life:

Robert W. Hilton, born January 26, 1868, Hornell, Steuben County, New York; son of John and Annie Hilton; Alfred University; Rochester Business University; moved, McKean County, Pennsylvania, 1887; organized, McKean Chemical Company, 1892; appointed, superintendent, McKean Chemical Company, Mount. Alton, Pennsylvania, 1894-1899; organizer, general manager, Hilton Chemical Company, 1899; organizer, president, Smethport Window Glass Company; president, Allegheny Window Glass Company; president, Keystone Window Glass Company; vice-president, treasurer, Ormsby Gas Company; vice-president and treasurer, Smethport Chemical Company; vice-president of the Vandalla Chemical Company; president, McKean County Fair Association; organizer and president, Traintor Chemical Company, 1908; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1909-1912, not a candidate for reelection, 1912; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1913-1916; died, May 24, 1946, Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania; interment, Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1909-1912, not a candidate for reelection, 1912.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 25th district, McKean, Potter and Tioga Counties, 1913-1916; committee assignments, Canals and Inland Navigation, Federal Relation, Forestry, Library, Public Printing, Public Supply of Light. Heat and Water.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


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

Robert W. Hilton (1883-1946) - Find a Grave Memorial