Doctor Joseph Horace Shull (D22) Carbon, Monroe, Pike Counties, 1887-1890
Doctor Joseph Horace Shull born August 17, 1848, Martins Creek, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; son of Elias and Margaret Eakin Shull; public schools, Blair Academy, Blairstown, New Jersey; Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania; University of New York, Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York City, 1873; married, Melissa Virginia Flory, 1873, children, Claude, Samuel, Mary and Lucile Shull O'Neil; teacher, public schools, Pennsylvania; four years; studied law, admitted bar, 1879; attorney, practice, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; editor, Monroe Democrat, 1881-1886; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania Senate, 1887-1890; elected, Democrat, United States House of Representatives, Fifty-eighth Congress, 1903-1905; resumed, practice of law and medicine; president, Delaware Valley Railroad Company; served, contract surgeon, First World War; died, August 9, 1944 (aged 95) Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, interment, Stroudsburg Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
Attorney / Physician.
First President, Monroe County Bar Association.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania Senate, 22nd district, Carbon, Monroe, Pike Counties, 1887-1890; committee assignments, Congressional Apportionment, Corporations, Insurance, Judiciary General, Judiciary Special and Mines and Mining.
Continued Government Service/National Politics:
Elected, Democrat, United States House of Representatives, Pennsylvania 26th congressional district, Fifty-eighth Congress, 1903-1905; unsuccessful candidate, renomination fifty-ninth Congress, 1904.
Made headlines, at age 95, on May 22, 1944, became the oldest attorney to ever practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1890). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 696, 702-704, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 669.
The Wilkes-Barre Record (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) Wednesday August 9, 1944, Page 22.