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