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.  


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.