Member Biography

Orrin Asa Lines 

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

COUNTIES: Susquehanna, Wayne  


1843 - 1928

Corporal 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; corporal, `Civil War, 1862-1865; harness maker; mercantile business, P.H. Lines and Company (father); elected, 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 Corporal, 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, Agriculture, Constitution Reform, Military Affairs and Vice and Immorality Committees.


Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1888) Miller, Biographical Sketches of Senators, pages 643, 670, 676-678.