Joseph Davis Brodhead

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Jefferson Davis Brodhead
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 26th district
In office
March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909
Preceded by Gustav A. Schneebeli
Succeeded by A. Mitchell Palmer
Personal details
Born (1859-01-12)January 12, 1859
Easton, Pennsylvania
Died April 23, 1920(1920-04-23) (aged 61)
Political party Democratic

Jefferson Davis Brodhead (January 12, 1859 – April 23, 1920), also known as J. Davis Brodhead and Joseph Davis Brodhead, was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

J. Davis Brodhead (son of Richard Brodhead) was born in Easton, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He was elected as district attorney of Northampton County, Pennsylvania in 1889. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1892 and 1904.

Brodhead was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1908. He resumed the practice of law in South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He was appointed judge of the courts of record of Northampton County in 1914. He died in Washington, D.C. in 1920. Interment in Easton Cemetery in Easton.


  • United States Congress. "J. Davis Brodhead (id: B000860)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gustav A. Schneebeli
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 26th congressional district

Succeeded by
A. Mitchell Palmer