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 (Part) County 1877-1892

Early Life: 

Amos Herr Mylin, born September 29, 1837, West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; son of Martin and Barbara Kendig Mylin; Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts; LL.B., University of Pennsylvania, law department, LL.B., 1864; corporal, Civil War, 1863; attorney, 1864-1868; farmer; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1872- 1875; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1877-1892; elected, Senate President Pro Tempore, extra session of 1883, elected, Senate President Pro Tempore, 1885-1886; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Auditor General, 1891; elected, Pennsylvania Auditor General, 1895-1898; married, Caroline E. Hepburn Mylin, daughter, Mercy Hepburn Mylin Hess; died, July 30, 1926, home of his daughter, Manheim Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; interment, 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, 1872-1875. 

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

Continued Government Service:

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

Elected, Pennsylvania Auditor General, 1895-1898.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


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.


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1888). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 670, 676-678, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 644.

Amos Herr Mylin (1837-1926) - Find a Grave Memorial