John Brisbin

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John Brisbin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
January 15, 1851 – March 3, 1851
Preceded by Chester P. Butler
Succeeded by Henry M. Fuller
Personal details
Born (1818-07-13)July 13, 1818
Sherburne, New York
Died February 3, 1880(1880-02-03) (aged 61)
Political party Democratic

John Brisbin (July 13, 1818 – February 3, 1880) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

John Brisbin was born in Sherburne, New York. He taught school, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, about 1843.

Brisbin was elected as a Democrat to the thirty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Chester P. Butler. He served as president of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company from 1863 to 1867 and member of the board of managers and general counsel from 1867 until his death in Newark, New Jersey, aged 75. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside, New Jersey.


  • United States Congress. "John Brisbin (id: B000841)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Chester P. Butler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry M. Fuller

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