Member Biography

Ephriam Warren Hamlin 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1852       10 Democrat
1853       10 Democrat
1854       10 Democrat


02/15/1803 - 04/03/1884

Ephraim Warren Hamlin (D10) Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties, 1852-1854

Early Life:

Ephraim Warren Hamlin, born February 15, 1803, New Salem borough, York County, Pennsylvania; son of Harris and Rue Easton Hamlin; country school, home school education; sales clerk; moved, New Salem to Bethany, Wayne County, Pennsylvania; trained, hatter; postmaster, Bethany, 1829; deputy, chief treasurer, Wayne County, 1832-1835; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1838-1840; postmaster, Bethany, 1840-1851; mercantile business, Bethany, 1840-1852; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1852-1854; engaged, agriculture pursuits; two unsuccessful bids, United States House of Representatives; married, Damaris Day, 1826; died, April 3, 1884 (age 81) Bethany, Wayne County, Pennsylvania; interment location unknown.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Founder, Vestryman, Grace Episcopal Church, Honesdale; member, first board of directors, Honesdale Bank, 1836-1884; organizer, founder, member of board of directors, Wayne County Agricultural Society, 1861-1884.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1838-1840.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 10th district, Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties, 1852-1854.

Two unsuccessful bids to secure county caucus nomination, United States House of Representatives.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


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

History of Wayne, Pike and Monroe Counties, Pennsylvania, Matthews. Pages 509-512

The Hamlin Family: A Genealogy of Captain Giles Hamlin of Middletown Connecticut. Henry Franklin Andrews. Pages 198-199.

Ephraim Warren Hamlin (1803-1884) - Find a Grave Memorial