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. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "L""Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

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

Rev George Landon (1816-1904) - Find a Grave Memorial