Member Biography

Orrin Asa Lines 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1887-1888       26 Republican
1889-1890       26 Republican

COUNTIES: Susquehanna, Wayne  


04/04/1843 - 05/06/1928

Private Orrin Asa Lines (R26) Susquehanna and Wayne Counties 1887-1890

Early Life: 

Orrin Asa Lines, born April 4, 1843, Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, son of Philander and Harriett S. Gregory Lines; educated, Montrose Academy; private, Civil War, 1862-1865; harness maker; mercantile business, P.H. Lines and Company (father); elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 1887-1890; married, Susan Lines; died, May 6, 1928 (aged 85) Bethlehem, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; interment, Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Enlisted, private, 28th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 1862 saw action, Antietam, Gettysburg; Wilderness; Spotsylvania Court House; Cold Harbor; Bethesda Church; Siege of Petersburg; Weldon Railroad; Poplar Springs Church; Fort Stedman; the Appomattox Campaign, mustering out with the Company D, 50th regiment on July 30, 1865.

Early Career:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 26th district, Susquehanna and Wayne Counties, 1887-1890, committee assignments, Agriculture, Constitution Reform, Military Affairs and Vice and Immorality.


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1888). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 670, 676-678, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 643.

PVT Orrin A. Lines (1843-1928) - Find a Grave Memorial