Member Biography

Richard J. Linderman 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1868       6 Democrat
1869       6 Democrat
1870       6 Democrat



01/12/1836 - 01/06/1901

Doctor Richard J. Linderman (D6) Bucks County 1868-1870  

Early Life:

Doctor Richard J. Linderman, born January 12, 1836, Limerick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; son of Isaac and Elizabeth Yost Linderman; academic education; appointed, governor, justice of the peace thirty years; teacher, free school system, 1853-1858; Freeland Seminary (now Ursinus College), Collegeville, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Medical College, 1858; medical practice, Quakertown, Pennsylvania, 1858-1870; married Mary G. Thomas, 1858, children, Edgar Linderman, Elmer Linderman, Alice Linderman, Herbert Linderman, Bertha Linderman; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1868-1870; Pension Examiner; died, January 6, 1901, heart disease, dropsy, residence, 2809 North Broad Street, Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; interment, Richland Friends Meeting Burial Ground, Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Director, Quakertown Savings Bank, then became, Quakertown National Bank; member, Doylestown Trust Company; instrumental in establishing, Quakertown High School. member Quakertown School Board, nine years.

Secretary, Quakertown Lodge, No. 512, Free and Accepted Masons; member, Lehigh Valley medical society. Represented, Bucks County Medical Society, at state and national medical associations. Appointed, United States, Examining Surgeon confirmed, January 27, 1886.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 6th district, Bucks County, 1868-1870; Committee assignments, Accounts, Canals and Inland Navigation, Vice and Immorality.


Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1870) Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 433, 438-440.

Source: History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, pages 1053-1054.