Member Biography

Gilbert Mason Owlett 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1933-1934       25 Republican
1935-1936       25 Republican
1937-1938       25 Republican
1939-1940       25 Republican

COUNTIES: Tioga, McKean, Potter  


06/13/1892 - 01/24/1957

Gilbert Mason Owlett (R25) McKean, Potter, Tioga Counties 1933-1940

Early Life:

Gilbert Mason Owlett, born June 13, 1892, Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania; son of Edward Howland and Ida Wells Owlett; married, Sue Berkey, 1918, children, Ann Owlett Wilcox, Edward Howland Owlett; attorney; vice-president, Tioga County Bell Telephone Company, Tioga Water Works Company; secretary, director, Highland Milk Condensing Company; director, Tioga Savings and Trust Company, General Drop Forge Company of Buffalo; chair, Tioga County Republican Party, 1928-1932; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 25th District, 1933-1940; member, Republican National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1936-1940; delegate, Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956. died January 24, 1957 (aged 64), Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

G. Mason Owlett formed the law firm of Crichton and Owlett, later to become Owlett, Cox, Wilcox and Owlett, and practiced law with Edward H. Owlett until 1957.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Phi Delta Phi.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 25th district, McKean, Potter, Tioga Counties, 1933-1940.

Member, Republican National Committee from Pennsylvania, 1936-1940.

Delegate, Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940 (chair, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker), 1944, 1948, 1952 (speaker), 1956 (member, Credentials Committee).


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

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