Simeon B. Chase
Simeon Brewster Chase was born on April 18, 1828, to Amasa Chase and Sarah Guile in Gibson, Pennsylvania. In 1851, he graduated from Hamilton College with a law degree and later married Fanny DuBois. In 1851, he and Ezra Chase, who later served as the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, purchased the Montrose Democrat and served as an editor for the paper until he left the Democratic Party in 1856 to join the Republican.
In 1856, he served as the chairman of the Susquehanna County Republican Convention and later served in the state House of Representatives from 1857 to 1861. In 1869, he served as one of the founding members of the Prohibition Party and served as the president of the party's first national convention in 1872.
In 1872, he received the Prohibition gubernatorial nomination, ran for Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1878, and ran for the House of Representatives in 1878, 1886, 1888, and 1892.
Chase died on January 9, 1909, at Hallstead, Pennsylvania.