Member Biography

Amos R. Boughter 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1861       15 Republican
1862       15 Republican
1863       15 Republican

COUNTIES: Lebanon, Dauphin  


03/04/1824 - 03/02/1879

Captain Amos R. Boughter (R15) Dauphin, Lebanon Counties, 1861-1863

Early Life:

Captain Amos R. Boughter, born March 4, 1824, Boiling Springs, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; moved with his family to Lebanon; engaged, forgeman; captain, Union Canal boat; clerk, private business; only education, studied law under General John Weidman; admitted, Lebanon County bar, 1851-1879; unsuccessful candidate, United States Congress, 1854; Councilman, School Director, Lebanon County;  married, Amelia Raiguel Boughter, children, John Raiguel Boughter, Edward R. Boughter, Francis R. Boughter, Katherine Raiguel Boughter; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1861-1863; captain, Company K, 48th Regiment Militia Infantry, Civil War, 1863; resumed law practice; died, March 2, 1879 (aged 53) at home, heart attack, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; interment, Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Captain, Company K, 48th Regiment Militia Infantry, 1863. Lawyer, passed highly credible examination, practiced before the courts in Lebanon, Dauphin, Lancaster and Berks Counties, 1851-1879. 

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

Member, Mount Lebanon Lodge, No. 121; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; member, Mount Lebanon Lodge No. 226, Ancient York Mason.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Unsuccessful candidate, United States Congress; John C. Kunkle, 1854. 

Councilman, School Director, Lebanon County, various times. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 15th district, Dauphin, Lebanon Counties, 1861-1863. 


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

The Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania) Monday, March 03, 1879, Page 1.

Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Monday, March 03, 1879, Page 1.

Reading Times (Reading, Pennsylvania) Monday, March 03, 1879, Page 1.

Amos R Boughter (1824-1879) - Find a Grave Memorial