Marriott Henry Brosius

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Marriott Henry Brosius
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 16, 1901
Preceded by William H. Sowden
Succeeded by Henry B. Cassel
Personal details
Born (1843-03-07)March 7, 1843
Colerain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died March 16, 1901(1901-03-16) (aged 58)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Michigan Law School
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Union Army
Years of service 1861 – 1865
Rank Second Lieutenant
Unit 97th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War

Marriott Henry Brosius (March 7, 1843 – March 16, 1901) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Education and military service[edit]

Marriott Brosius was born in Colerain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he attended Thomas Baker's Academy. During the American Civil War, he enlisted as a private in Company K, Ninety-seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, in October 1861, for three years, and reenlisted May 1864. He was honorably discharged in December 1864. On February 28, 1865, was commissioned a second lieutenant for bravery on the field of battle. After the war he attended the State Normal School at Millersville, Pennsylvania, and the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He was admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

House of Representatives[edit]

Brosius was elected as a Republican to the 51st and to the six succeeding Congresses. He was chairman of the United States House Committee on Reform in the Civil Service during the 54th and 55th Congresses, and of the United States House Committee on Banking and Currency during the 56th Congress. He served until his death in Lancaster in 1901, aged 58. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.[citation needed]


  • Profile,; accessed March 7, 2017.
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William H. Sowden
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry B. Cassel