01/19/1816 - 06/03/1894

BROOMALL, John Martin, a Representative from Delaware County; born, January 19, 1816 in Upper Chichester, Delaware County, Pa.; attended, Smith’s Quaker Academy; studied law under John Bouvier and Samuel Edwards; captain, Company C, 16th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia (1862, Civil War); captain, Company C, 29th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia (1863, Civil War); teacher; lawyer (1840-1894); member, Pennsylvania State Revenue Board (1851); elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1851 term, reelected to the House for the 1852 term; unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1854 and 1858); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (1860, 1872); elected, United States Congress (1863-1869); elected, delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention (1872-1873); appointed, president judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Delaware County (1874-1875); unsuccessful campaign for reelection as judge (1875); died, June 3, 1894 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Media Cemetery, Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.





Broomall, John M.  Railroads to New York. n.p., 1864.

Broomall, John M.  History of Delaware County for the Past Century.  Media, PA: Vernon & Cooper, 1876.



Archival Collections


John M. Broomall Papers, 1816-1894, Collection 1512, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Congressional Biography

After 2 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, John Martin Broomall went on to serve in congress

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