Joseph Horace Shull

U.S. Congressperson

1848 – 1944


Who was Joseph Horace Shull?

Joseph Horace Shull was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Joseph H. Shull was born at Martins Creek, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools and Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey. He took a special course at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was graduated from the University of New York and in 1873 from the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, both in New York City. He taught in the public schools of Pennsylvania for four years. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He worked as editor of the Monroe Democrat from 1881 to 1886. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1886 to 1891.

Shull was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1904. He resumed the practice of law and medicine, and was a contract surgeon during the First World War. He died in Stroudsburg in 1944 and was interred at Stroudsburg Cemetery.

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Aug 17, 1848
Martins Creek
  • United States of America
  • New York University
Lived in
  • Pennsylvania
Aug 9, 1944

on July 23, 2013


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