Member Biography

George Benjamin Schall 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1865       7 Democrat
1866       7 Democrat
1867       7 Democrat

COUNTIES: Lehigh, Northampton  


1835 - 08/30/1875

George Benjamin Schall (D7) Lehigh and Northampton Counties, 1865-1867

Early Life:

George Benjamin Schall, born about 1835, in the vicinity, Trexletown, Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; son of David Schall, Esquire; Attended Princeton, College of New Jersey, 1853; admitted bar, 1859; Lehigh District Attorney, 1859; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1865-1867; married, Josephine Frances Schall, daughter, May E. S. Jones; died, August 30, 1875, committed suicide, navy pistol, left ear, no cause can be assigned for the act, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; interment, Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

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

Member, American Whig-Cliosophic Society, nation's oldest collegiate political, literary and debate society.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Lehigh District Attorney, 1859.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 7th district, Lehigh and Northampton Counties, 1865-1867, committee assignments, Judiciary, Private Claims and Damages, Public Printing.


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1866). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 257, 261-263.

The Wellsboro Agitator (Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania) Tuesday, September 7, 1875.

The Luzerne Union (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) Wednesday, September 08, 1875, page 1. 

George B Schall (unknown-1875) - Find a Grave Memorial