Member Biography

Jacob Good Shuman 


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Bergner Tintype etching, 1857


Sessions Office Position District Party
1855       7 Whig
1856       7 Whig
1857       7 Whig

COUNTIES: Lancaster, Lebanon  


07/27/1811 - 08/04/1858

Jacob Good Shuman (Whig7) Lancaster and Lebanon Counties 1855-1857

Early Life:            

Jacob Good Shuman, born, July 27, 1811, Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; son of Jacob and Mary Witman Shuman; elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1855-1857; married, Frances “Franny” Stehman, seven children, all died before reaching eighth birthday; died, August 4, 1858, Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interment, speculation, Henry Hostetter Farm Cemetery, one mile South West Central Manor, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, no records found.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State Senate, 7th district, Lancaster and Lebanon Counties, 1855-1857.


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

The Daily Evening Express (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) Monday, August 16, 1858, page 2.

So far this is the only known accurate information.