Representative Joshua Jester View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/6/1938
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 24 (1892) - 25 (1894)
Home County: Greene
Joshua Jester
Greene County
Greene county, is a man who has attained position solely through his own efforts. He was born in Milford, Delaware, and was one of a large family. By the early death of his father the family was left without means, so instead of attending school the children were all forced to work. In spite of these disadvantages, however, Joshua picked up considerable knowledge, learning reading and writing in various ways, grew to manhood on the farm, and has remained a toiler all his life. For a long time he has been a resident of Greene county. and has held various township offices. In 1891 he was elected to the legislature and as he did satisfactory work his constituents have returned him to the Twenty-fifth General Assembly. Mr. Jester is a member of the Legion of Honor. For several years he has been a local preacher in the Methodist church.