Member Biography

Henry Gerhart Moyer 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1895-1896       10 Republican
1897-1898       10 Republican



08/28/1848 - 04/15/1926

Henry Gerhart Moyer (R10) Bucks County 1895-1898

Early Life:

Henry Gerhart Moyer, born August 28, 1848, Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; son of Henry A. and Sarah Gerhart Moyer; married, Emeline Seiple, children, Bertha May Moyer, Wallace B. Moyer, Henrietta Moyer, Jennie Moyer, Jennie Moyer, Mabel Rebecca Moyer Black, Emily Moyer, Harry C. Moyer; common school education; Quaker City Business College, Philadelphia, graduated with honors, 1868; engaged, mercantile business; elected, justice of the peace, Perkasie borough, 1879-1884; half interest, Central News of Perkasie, 1882-1904 ; unsuccessful candidate, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1892; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1895-1898; April 15, 1926 (aged 77), Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; interment, Saint Andrews Union Cemetery, Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, justice of the peace, Perkasie borough, 1879-1884.

Unsuccessful candidate, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1892.  

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 10th district, Bucks County, 1895-1898; committee assignments, Appropriations, Compare Bills, Corporations, Insurance, Mines and Mining. 


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) (1898) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1164, 1169-1171, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1139.

Henry Gerhart Moyer (1848-1926) - Find a Grave Memorial