Member Biography

Jonah Brewster 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1822-1823       11 Republican
1823-1824       11 Republican
1824-1825       11 Republican


02/23/1780 - 03/28/1858

Jonah Brewster (R11) Bradford, Susquehanna, Tioga Counties 1822-1825

Early Life:

Jonah Brewster February 23, 1780, Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut; son of Nathan Waldo Brewster and Elizabeth “Betsey” Slack Brewster; elected, Republican, Commissioner, Susquehanna County, 1813-1815; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1816-1820; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1820; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1822-1825; first incorporator, Tioga Mutual Insurance Company, 1825-1829; Commissioner, Williamsport-Lawrenceville Turnpike, 1829-1831; moved, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, 1831; Tioga County Register and Recorder, 1831-1833; Tioga County Prothonotary, 1831-1836; Tioga County, Associate Judge, 1840-1849; died, March 28, 1858, Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Commissioner, Susquehanna County, 1813-1815.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1816-1820.

Unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1820.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 11th district, Bradford, Susquehanna, Tioga Counties, 1822-1825.

Tioga County Register and Recorder, 1831-1833.

Tioga County Prothonotary, 1831-1836.

Tioga County, Associate Judge, 1840-1849.


Father-in-law, Pennsylvania State Senator, John Wallace Guernsey, Potter and Tioga Counties, 1851-1852.