Member Biography

Henry Spering Mott 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1861       8 Democrat
1862       8 Democrat
1863       8 Democrat


09/23/1811 - 06/07/1877

Henry Spering Mott (D8) Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Wayne Counties 1861-1863

Early Life:

Henry Spering Mott, born September 23, 1811, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; son of Edward and Elizabeth Spering Mott; moved to Milford, Pennsylvania; farmer and contractor; Justice of the Peace, Prothonotary, 1840, Register, and Clerk of the Courts, Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1852-1853; Pennsylvania Canal Commissioner, 1855-1857; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1856; president, Pennsylvania Railroad Company; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1861-1863, delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1873; married, Hanna Rogers Bull, 1832 (d.1842), married, Delinda Peters Mott, 1842, children, Jarvis C Mott, Andrew J. Mott, Charles Peters Mott, Henry D. Mott; died, June 7, 1877, Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania; interment, Milford Cemetery, Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career: 

President, Pennsylvania Railroad Company.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Justice of the Peace, Prothonotary, 1840, Register, and Clerk of the Courts, Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1852-1853. 

Pennsylvania Canal Commissioner, 1855-1857.

Delegate, Democratic National Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio 1856; nominated, James Buchanan.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 8th district, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Wayne Counties, 1861-1863.

Delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1873; member, Agriculture, Mining, Manufactures and Commerce, State Institutions and Buildings Committees. 

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


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

The Evening Gazette (Port Jervis, New York) Thursday June 7, 1877, Page 1. 

Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Tuesday June 12, 1877, Page 4.

Henry Spering Mott (1811-1877) - Find a Grave Memorial