Simon Peter Wolverton

Simon Peter Wolverton

Simon Peter Wolverton

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Simon Peter Wolverton (January 28, 1837 – October 25, 1910) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Simon P. Wolverton was born in Rush Township, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and the Danville Academy in Danville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Lewisburg University (now Bucknell University) in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1860. He served as principal of the Sunbury Academy, in Sunbury, Pennsylvania from 1860 to 1862. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1862 and commenced practice in Sunbury.

During the Civil War, Wolverton raised a company of emergency men and was made captain in 1862. He served in the Eighteenth Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was later chosen captain of Company F of the Thirty-sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, in June 1863.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1878, 1880, and 1884. He was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in the joint convention of 1884.

Wolverton was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1894. He continued the practice of law and died in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Interment in Pomfret-Manor Cemetery.

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