BRIGHTBILL, Oscar K., attorney-at-law, was born at Harrisburg, December 9, 1865. He is a son of Jacob A. and Catherine (Bender) Brightbill. His father was born in Susquehanna township, and spent the greater part of his life in Harrisburg, where for fifteen years he held the position of register clerk in the postoffice. During the latter years of his life he was engaged as tester of steel in the Bailey iron and steel works. He died December 31, 18902, highly honored by those who knew him best, and universally regarded as a man faithful and kind in all the relations of life. His widow still resides in Harrisburg.
Oscar K. Brightbill took the regular course of studies pursued in the city schools of Harrisburg, and was graduated from the high school in 1885. He was engaged for one year in the capacity of accountant in the office of H. B. Mitchell. In 1886 he began the study of law in the office of C. H. Bergner, Esq. He was admitted to the bar of Dauphin county, October 9, 1888, and to practice in the Supreme Court in May 1892. He was a candidate for the office of county solicitor in 1894, but was defeated by Albert Millar, Esq. He is a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. In politics he is a Republican. He attends the Lutheran church.