Colonel Christian Shuman Kauffman (R14) Lancaster (Part) County 1879-1882
Colonel Christian Shuman Kauffman born June 22, 1826, Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; son of Andrew Isaac Kauffman and Catherine Shuman; educated, public schools; merchant and iron manufacturer; elected, Union Party, Pennsylvania, House of Representatives, 1857; military aide, Colonel, Governor James Pollock’s staff, 1858-1858; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1879-1882; married, Jane M. Strickler; (d.1887), married, Florence Rebecca Bachman, children, Christian Charles Kauffman, Hugh McGlung Kauffman, Oliver Allen Kauffman, Catharine Elizabeth Kauffman, Clara Virginia Kauffman Lee; died, November 20, 1894 (aged 68) Columbia County, Pennsylvania, interment, Mount Bethel Cemetery Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Member, organizer and first master, Masonic lodge at Columbia.
Elected, Union Party, Pennsylvania, House of Representatives, 1857.
Military aide, Colonel, Governor James Pollock’s staff, 1858-1858.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 14th district, Lancaster (Part) County, 1879-1882; committee assignments, Agriculture, Canal and Inland Navigation, Constitution Reform.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
Daughter, Clara Virginia Kauffman married, James Wilson Lee, Pennsylvania State Senate 48th district, Venango and Warren Counties, 1879-1886.
Son, Christian Charles Kauffman, Pennsylvania State Senate, 12th district, Lancaster County, 1895-1898.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1879). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 704, 710-712, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 665.