Joseph Biles Anthony

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Joseph Biles Anthony
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 4, 1837
Preceded byHarmar Denny, John Gilmore
Succeeded byRobert Hanna Hammond
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1795-06-19)June 19, 1795
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedJanuary 10, 1851(1851-01-10) (aged 55)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic

Joseph Biles Anthony (June 19, 1795 – January 10, 1851) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Joseph Biles Anthony was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1830 to 1833.

Anthony was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses. He was appointed judge of the ‘Nichelson court’, and engaged in the sale of titles to large tracts of lands in Pennsylvania. He was elected president judge of the eighth district in 1844 and served until his death in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Interment in Williamsport Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Joseph Biles Anthony (id: A000263)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Harmar Denny
John Gilmore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert Hanna Hammond