Member Biography

Franklin Bound 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1861       13 Republican
1862       13 Republican
1863       13 Republican


04/09/1829 - 08/08/1910

Franklin Bound (R13) Montour, Northumberland and Snyder Counties 1861-1863

Early Life: 

Franklin Bound, born April 9, 1829, Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; son of Joseph and Mary Ann Housel Bound common schools, Northumberland County; Milton Academy; Easton Law School, Easton, Pennsylvania, admitted, Northampton bar, 1853; commenced practice, Milton; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1861-1863; delegate, Pennsylvania Republican Convention, 1860; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1868; private Pennsylvania Emergency Regiments, 1863; editor, Miltonian 1867-1869; elected, Republican, Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses, 1885-1889; not a candidate for renomination, 1888; resumed, practice of law; married, Emma E. O’Donnell, 1876, daughter, Nelle Bound Davis; died, August 8, 1910 (aged 81) Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; interment, Milton Cemetery, Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Practice of law, Milton Pennsylvania; editor, Miltonian.   

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Free and Accepted Masons, master of the Milton Lodge, 1855. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Appointed, delegate, Pennsylvania Republican Convention, nomination, Andrew Gregg Curtin, governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1860.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 13th district, Montour, Northumberland and Snyder Counties, 1861-1863.

Private, Company E, 28th Pennsylvania Militia, Emergency of 1863, Gettysburg Campaign.

Delegate, Republican National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, 1868.

Continued Government Service/National Politics:

Elected, Republican, Forty-ninth and Fiftieth, United States Congresses, 1885-1889; not a candidate for renomination, 1888.


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

Franklin Bound (1829-1910) - Find a Grave Memorial

Congressional Biography

After 3 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Franklin Bound  went on to serve in congress