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, 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, Wayne Counties, 1887-1890, committee assignments, Agriculture, Constitution Reform, Military Affairs and Vice and Immorality.


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

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

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