Member Biography

Lewis Royer 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1879-1880       12 Republican
1881-1882       12 Republican

COUNTIES: Montgomery  


03/31/1822 - 10/27/1904

Doctor Lewis Royer (R12) Montgomery County 1879-1882

Early Life: 

Doctor Lewis Royer, born March 31, 1822, Trappe, Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; son of Joseph and Elizabeth Dewees Royer; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1843; Physician; engaged, iron manufacturing and coal mining; enlisted, 21st Pennsylvania Regiment, Civil War, 1862; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 1879-1882; married, Isabella Treon, children, Isabella Royer Ashenfelter, Henrietta R. Royer Gotwalts, Francis Royer, Alice Royer, J. Marren Royer, Horace Treon Royer; died, October 27, 1904, interment, Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.   

Early Career:

Enlisted, 21st Pennsylvania Regiment, Civil War, 1862.

Engaged, iron manufacturing, coal mining, Rock Hill Iron and Coal Company, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titlesbusiness ownershipboard membershipslocal governmentclub memberships:

Member, board of Freeland Seminary, now Ursinus College; director, Tradesmen's National Bank of Conshohocken; member, German Reformed Church, Trappe.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, 12th district, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1879-1882; committee assignments, Accounts and Military Affairs.


Brother, Senator Horace Royer, 5th district, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery Counties 1865-1867.

Horace Royer  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (

Studied medicine under Doctor Jacob Treon, whose daughter Isabella, he married.


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1879). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 704, 710-712, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 667.

Dr Lewis Royer (1822-1904) - Find a Grave Memorial