Member Biography

George Flickinger Meily 


Governor’s Album, 1878, PSA

Sessions Office Position District Party
1877       17 Republican
1878       17 Republican
1879-1880       17 Republican

COUNTIES: Lebanon  


09/08/1833 - 11/29/1893

George Flickinger Meily (R17) Lebanon County 1877-1880

Early Life: 

George Flickinger Meily, born September 8, 1833, Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; son of Henry and Susan Flickinger Meily; public schools education; Captain, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 11th Regiment, Civil War, 1862; merchant; engaged, coal, grain, lumber trades; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate 1877-1880; director, treasurer, Lebanon Mutual Insurance, 1856-1893; president, Jonestown Bank; married, Mary Brunner, children, Annie Meily Mitchell, Clara Susan Meily Capp; died, November 29, 1893, (aged 60), Johnstown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; interment, Jonestown Reformed and Old Cemetery, Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. 

Early Career:

Captain, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 11th Regiment, Civil War, 1862. 

Merchant; engaged, coal, grain, lumber trades.

Pennsylvania Politics:   

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 17th district, Lebanon County, 1877-1880; chairman, Public Buildings Committee, 1877-1878; chairman, Retrenchment and Reform Committee, 1879; other committee assignments, Banks, Canals and Inland Navigation, Military Affairs.


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1879). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 704, 710-712, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 666.

Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania) Monday December 04, 1893, Page 1.

Lebanon Courier and Semi-Weekly Report (Lebanon, Pennsylvania) Wednesday December 06, 1893, Page 5.

George Flickinger Meily (1833-1893) - Find a Grave Memorial