Member Biography

George Shannon Mullin 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1842       15 Whig
1843       15 Whig
1844       19 Whig


06/14/1786 - 04/06/1867

George Shannon Mullin (Whig15) Bedford and Somerset Counties 1842-1843 (W19) Bedford and Huntingdon Counties 1844

Early Life:

George Shannon Mullin, born June 14, 1786, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, moved, Bedford County, 1805 or 1806; engaged, blacksmithing, Schellsburg, Pennsylvania; engaged, blacksmithing, owner, Rising Sun hotel tavern; farming, sawmill, gristmill 1818-1822; elected, Bedford County Sheriff, 1822, one term; returned to his farming, kept the Rising Sun hotel four years. elected, Bedford County Sheriff, 1833, one term; elected, Whig Pennsylvania State Senate, 15th district 1842-1843; elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 19th district 1844; married, Catharine Hammer; children, Eliza Mullin, Joseph Hammer Mullin, James Mullin, John Mullin, David W Mullin, Alexander C Mullin; died, April 6, 1867, (aged 80), residence, Harrison Township, Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; interment Bedford Cemetery, Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. 

Early Career:

Engaged, blacksmithing, owner, Rising Sun hotel, tavern; farming, sawmill, gristmill. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Bedford County Sheriff, 1822, one term. 

Elected, Bedford County Sheriff, 1833, one term. 

Elected, Whig Pennsylvania State Senate, 15th district, Bedford and Somerset Counties, 1842-1843. 

Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 19th district, Bedford and Huntingdon Counties, 1844.


Son, Alexander C. Mullin, a member Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Cambria County 1861. 

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


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

The History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania, Waterman, Watkins and Company, Chicago, 1884, pages 359-360. 

George Shannon Mullin (1786-1867) - Find a Grave Memorial