Member Biography

John W. Killinger 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1838-1839       7 Whig
1840       7 Whig
1841       7 Whig

COUNTIES: Lebanon, Dauphin  


02/22/1797 - 09/17/1860

John W. Killinger (Whig7) Dauphin and Lebanon Counties, 1838-1841 

Early Life:

John W. Killinger, born February 22, 1797, Londonderry, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; son of John and Susanna Deininger Killinger; common school education; engaged, successful merchant; married, Fannie Shertzer, 1823, children, Charles Henry Killinger, Jacob Schertzer Killinger, John W. Killinger; elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1838-1841; died, September 17, 1860, Londonderry, Lebanon, Pennsylvania; interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.  

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 7th district, Dauphin and Lebanon Counties, 1838-1841.


Son, United States Congressman John Weinland Killinger, Pennsylvania State Senate, 7th district, 1855-1857.

John Weinland Killinger  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (


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

John Killinger (1797-1860) - Find a Grave Memorial