Member Biography

George Landon 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1860       9 Republican
1861       9 Republican
1862       9 Republican
1866       11 Republican
1867       11 Republican
1868       11 Republican


12/04/1816 - 06/16/1904

Reverend George Landon (R9) Bradford, Susquehanna, Sullivan, Wyoming Counties, 1860-1862 (R11) Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming Counties 1866-1868

Early Life:

Reverend George Landon, born December 4, 1816, Luzerne County Pennsylvania; rural education; Wesleyan University, Connecticut; engaged, farming; joined, New England Conference, Methodist Episcopalean Church, 1841-1858; married, Sarah Ann Lum, 1843 (d.1860) children, Elizabeth, Mary, George, Anna, Ellen, Sarah; married Catharine Smith, 1861, children; Benson, Frank, Samuel, Edwin, Herbert, Carrie, Jennie, Robert; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1860-1862; elected, engaged, farming, 1862-1866; Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1866-1868; mercantile business and farming, 1869-1881; died, June 16, 1904 (aged 87) Camptown, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interment, Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Joined New England Conference, Methodist Episcopalean Church; Stationed, Malden, Massachusetts, 1841-1842; Boston, Massachusetts, 1843-1844, Pynchon Street, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1845-1846, Union Street, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1847-1848; engaged farming, Herrick, Bradford County, Pennsylvania - preached only occasionally on account of diseased throat, 1849; Resident Elder, Wyalusing District, Wyoming Conference, 1854-1858.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 9th district, Bradford, Susquehanna, Sullivan, Wyoming Counties, 1860-1862.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 11th district, Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming Counties, 1866-1868; committee assignments Agriculture and Domestic Manufactures Finance and Roads and Bridges.


Smull, J.A., (Editor) Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1868) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 276, 280-282.