Member Biography

James Mathers Sr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1841       8 Whig
1842       8 Whig
1843       8 Whig


01/21/1803 - 10/05/1850

James Mathers, Sr. (Whig8) Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and Union Counties 1841-1843

Early Life:

James Mathers, Sr., born January 21, 1803, Fermanagh Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania; son of Joseph and Eleanor Mathers; classical school, Reverend John Hutchison, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania; married, Jane Hutchinson Mathers, 1829 (d.1836), children, John H. Mathers, Joseph Hamilton Mathers, James Mathers; remarried, Amelia Evans Mathers, children, Margaret Ellen Mathers Atkinson, Louis E. Mathers, Orlando O. Mathers; admitted, Juniata County, bar; attorney, opened law practice of his profession, Mifflintown, able practice in the courts of Lewistown, 1827; elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1841-1843; died, October 5, 1850 (aged 47), Peru Mills, Juniata County, Pennsylvania; interment Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Juniata and Mifflin Counties, 1835-1836.

Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 8th district, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and Union Counties, 1841-1843. 


Wife, Jane Hutchinson Mathers, daughter of classical school educator, Reverend John Hutchison.


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

James Mathers Sr. (1803-1850) - Find a Grave Memorial