Member Biography

Amos Herr Mylin 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1877       13 Republican
1878       13 Republican
1879-1880       13 Republican
1881-1882       13 Republican
1883-1884     President Pro Tempore 13 Republican
1885-1886     President Pro Tempore 13 Republican
1887-1888       13 Republican
1889-1890       13 Republican
1891-1892       13 Republican

COUNTIES: Lancaster  


09/27/1837 - 07/31/1926

Amos Herr Mylin (R13) Lancaster County 1877-1892

Early Life: 

Amos Herr Mylinborn, September 29, 1837, West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; son of Martin and Ann Mylin: attended, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts; LL.B., law department, University of Pennsylvania, 1864; corporal, Civil War, 1863; attorney, 1864-1868; farmer; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1872, 1873, 1874, and 1875; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1877-1892; elected, Senate President Pro Tempore, extra session of 1883, 1885-1886 unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Auditor General, 1891; elected, Pennsylvania Auditor General, 1895-1898; married, Carrie Powell; died, July 30, 1926, at the home of his daughter, Manheim Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; interred, Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Corporal, Company B, 50th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia, Civil War, 1863.


Charitable Institutions of Pennsylvania Which Have Received State Aid In 1897 And 1898: Embracing Their History And The Amount Of State Appropriations Which They Received by Pennsylvania Office of the Auditor General (Creator), Amos H Mylin (Creator), Alexander K Pedrick (Creator)

State Prisons, Hospitals, Soldiers' Homes and Orphan Schools Controlled by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Vol. 1: Embracing Their History, Finances ... by Which They Are Governed by Amos H. Mylin (Author)

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1872, 1873, 1874, and 1875.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 13th district, Lancaster County, 1877-1892; elected, Senate President Pro Tempore, extra session of 1883, 1885-1886, member Appropriations, Insurance, Judiciary Special and Legislative Apportionment Committees.

Continued Government Service:

Unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Auditor General, lost to David Gregg, during the Republican State Convention, 1891.

Elected, Pennsylvania Auditor General, 1895-1898.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:


Father Martin “Meylin,” manufactured the Pennsylvania long rifle and represented the earliest group of German-speakers to settle Pennsylvania’s back country. Mylin’s namesake, great-uncle “Brother Amos” (John Meylin), belonged to Conrad Biesel’s Ephrata Cloister.


Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1888) Cochran, T.B., Biographical Sketches of Senators, pages 644, 670, 676-678