Member Biography

Henry Smyser 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1831-1832       14 Democrat
1832-1833       14 Democrat
1833-1834       14 Democrat
1834-1835       14 Democrat

COUNTIES: Adams, York  


01/04/1792 - 08/31/1855

Henry Smyser, (D14) Adams and York Counties 1831-1835 

Early Life:

Henry Smyser, born January 4, 1792, Mathias Smyser, Jr. and Louisa Slagle Smyser; engaged, tanner, York, Pennsylvania; married, Catherine Spangler, 1815, children, William Jacob Smyser, Charles Mathias Smyser; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1831-1834; died, August 31, 1855 (aged 63) York County, Pennsylvania, interment, Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, York County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 14th district, Adams and York Counties, 1831-1835 


Grandnephew, Michael Schmyser, Pennsylvania State Senate, Lancaster and York Counties, 1791-1794 

John Michael Schmyser  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (

Brother, Philip Smyser, Pennsylvania State Senate, 17th district, York County, 1847-1849.

Philip A. Smyser  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (


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

Henry Smyser (1792-1855) - Find a Grave Memorial