Member Biography

Robert Chambers Sterrett 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1847       16 Democrat
1848       16 Democrat
1849       16 Democrat

COUNTIES: Cumberland, Perry  


03/29/1803 - 04/08/1856

Robert Chambers Sterrett (D16) Cumberland and Perry Counties 1848-1850

Early Life:

Robert Chambers Sterrett, born March 29, 1803, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; son of John and Agnes “Nancy” Chambers Sterrett; married, Jane Clark, 1831, children, Agnes Sponsler, John Sterrett, Anna Eliza Frazer, Captain James Sprole Sterret, Mary Sterret; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1848-1850; died, April 8, 1856, Cumberland County; interment, Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, Cumberland and Perry County, 1848-1850.


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

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