Doctor Walter Brooke Roberts (R50) Crawford County 1879-1882
Doctor Walter Brooke Roberts, born, May 15, 1823 Moreau, Saratoga County, New York; son of Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Roberts and Deborah Brownell Roberts; Glen Falls Academy; dentist; artificial teeth manufacturer; organized, New York College of Dentistry; editor, New York Dental Journal; president, Roberts Petroleum Torpedo Company, 1866-1889; elected, common council, city of New York, 1867-1868; president, Buffalo and Titusville Railroad Company; organized, Roberts and Company, banking company; elected, mayor, Titusville, 1873-1876; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1877-1878 terms; not a candidate for reelection, 1879; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1879-1882; married, Emily Wealthy Titus Roberts, 1858, son, Erastus Titus Roberts; died, July 30, 1889, Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; interment, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York.
Elected, mayor, Titusville, 1873-1876.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1877-1878; not a candidate for reelection, 1879.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, Crawford County, 1879-1882; committee assignments, Finance, Mines and Mining, Military Affairs, New Counties and County Seats.
Continued Government Service/National Politics:
Elected, common council, city of New York, 1867-1868.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1881) Smull, W.P., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 674, 680-682, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 647-648.