Member Biography

John M. Dunlap 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1864       16 Republican
1865       17 Republican
1866       17 Republican

COUNTIES: Lancaster  


08/16/1822 - 04/04/1898

Doctor John M. Dunlap (R16) Lancaster County 1864 (R17) Lancaster County 1865-1866

Early Life:

Doctor John M. Dunlap, born August 16, 1822, Leacock Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; son of Andrew and Mary Miller Dunlap; Jefferson Medical College, 1845; private medical practice, Manheim, Pennsylvania; married, Matilda Arndt Dunlap, children, William Henry Dunlap, Charles A. Dunlap, Doctor John Francis Dunlap; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania Republican State Senate, 1864-1866; Burgess of Manheim, member, Manheim School Board, Manheim Borough Council; died, April 4, 1898 (aged 75), Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interment, Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Episcopal Church, Lodge No. 43. Free and Accepted Masons, Lancaster Commandery Knights Templar, of Lancaster, Selah Lodge. No. 657, Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Manheim, being the oldest Past Grand in the Borough.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 16th district, Lancaster County, 1864. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 17th district, Lancaster County, 1865-1866.

Burgess of Manheim, member, Manheim School Board, Manheim Borough Council.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members D"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The News-Journal (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) April 5, 1898.

The Semi-Weekly New Era (Lancaster Pennsylvania) April 6, 1898.

Dr John M. Dunlap (1822-1898) - Find a Grave Memorial