Member Biography

Peleg Barrows Savery 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1849       2 Whig
1850       2 Whig
1851       2 Whig
1853       2 Democrat

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


06/05/1805 - 09/15/1863

Peleg Barrows Savery (Whig2) Philadelphia County 1849-1851 (D2) Philadelphia County 1853

Early Life:

Peleg Barrows Savery, born June 7, 1805, Carver, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; son of Peleg and Hannah Perkins Savery; married, Julia Eliza, 1834, son, William H. Savery; engaged, iron manufacturing, associated, Savery, Shaw and Company, Albany, New York, founded, Savery and Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1838; elected, Whig, Senate of Pennsylvania, 1849-1851; elected, Democrat, Senate of Pennsylvania, 1853; manager, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1851-1852; engaged, porcelain manufacturing, Camden, New Jersey; died, September 15, 1863, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Whig, Senate of Pennsylvania, 2nd district Philadelphia County, 1849-1851. 

Elected, Democrat, Senate of Pennsylvania, 2nd district Philadelphia County, 1853.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members S"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

A.W. Savery, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Boston: The Collins Press, 1893) section 23

Peleg Barrows Savery (unknown-1863) - Find a Grave Memorial