Member Biography

Francis Jacob Harper 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1834-1835       2 Democrat
1835-1836       2 Democrat

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


03/05/1800 - 03/18/1837

Francis Jacob Harper (D2) Philadelphia County 1834-1836

Early Life

Francis Jacob Harper, born March 5, 1800, Frankford, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of Jacob and Susannah Deal Harper; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1832-1834; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1834-1836; elected, Democrat, representative-elect, United States House of Representatives, 1837; died, March 18, 1837 (age 37 years, 13 days), Frankford, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Frankford Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County Pennsylvania; reinterment, Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, December 1848.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1832-1834.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2nd district, Philadelphia County, 1834-1836.

Democratic representative-elect, 3rd district, United States House of Representatives, Twenty-fifth Congress; died, March 18, 1837, Frankford, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, before the assembling of Congress. 

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Biography:

Not currently available. 


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

Francis Jacob Harper (1800-1837) - Find a Grave Memorial


Congressional Biography

After 2 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Francis Jacob Harper  went on to serve in congress