Member Biography

Michael Snyder 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1837-1838       2 Democrat
1838-1839       2 Democrat
1840       2 Democrat
1841       2 Democrat

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


Michael Snyder (D2) Philadelphia County 1837-1841

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Philadelphia County, 1836-1837

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2nd district, Philadelphia County, 1837-1841; during the 1838-1839 session, The Senate was initially organized by the Whigs who recognized the disputed election of Whigs James Hanna and William Wagner. This was reversed following the end of the Buckshot War with the seating of Democrats Samuel Stevenson and Michael Snyder. The Whigs regained one seat when Democrat Thomas Bell (Chester) was replaced by Nathaniel Brooke, a Whig.

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Biography:

Not currently available. 


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

So far this is the only known accurate information. 

Burial location unknown.