Member Biography

Verus Hope Metzger 


Portrait: from composite, Courtesy Lycoming County Bar Association

Sessions Office Position District Party
1887-1888       24 Democrat
1889-1890       24 Democrat


03/25/1859 - 05/28/1891

Verus Hope Metzger (D24) Columbia, Montour, Lycoming and Sullivan Counties 1887-1891

Early Life: 

Verus Hope Metzger born March 25, 1859, Clinton Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, son of the Honorable Johann Jacob and Endetta Metzger; educated, public,  Dickinson Seminary, Gettysburg College, 1878; studied law with his father, admitted, Lycoming, bar, April 1881; elected, Democrat, Lycoming County district attorney, 1883-1886; married Lulu Condradi, 1884, two children; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1887-1890; died, home, diabetes, May 28, 1891. (i)

 Early Career:

Member, Company G, 12th Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Lycoming County, district attorney, 1883-1886.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 24th district, Columbia, Montour, Lycoming and Sullivan Counties, 1887-1890, member, Banks, Federal Relations, Judiciary Local, and Retrenchment and Reform Committees.


When seated, Pennsylvania State Senate, January 4, 1887, youngest serving member.


Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1887) Cochran, T.B., Biographical Sketches of Senators, pages 624, 650 and 654-656.