01/04/1808 - 02/20/1882

ROBERTS, Stokes Lancaster, a Representative from Bucks County; born, January 4, 1808 in Richland Township, Bucks County, Pa.; A.M., law, Princeton College (now Princeton University), 1829; studied law with George M. Dallas; lawyer (1832-1860); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1838-1839 term; reelected to the House for the 1840 term; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House for the 1841 term; elected, delegate, National Democratic Convention (1841, 1844); appointed, Deputy Attorney General, Bucks County (1844-1846); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1858); presidential appointee, United States Ambassador to Trinidad de Cuba (1858, declined); appointed, judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Bucks County (1872-1873, resigned); died, February 20, 1882 in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; interred, Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.



Archival Collections

Stokes L. Roberts Papers, 1827-1883 (MG-198), Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg.

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