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Pennsylvania State Senate

Cyrus Ressley Lantz



Session Position District Party
1881-1882 17 Republican
1883-1884 17 Republican
 Counties   Lebanon


1842 - 1923

Senator Lantz was born in Cornwall Township, Lebanon County, August 26, 1842, the son of Tobias and Charlotte (Ressley) Lantz.  He attended public schools and graduated from Lebanon Valley College; pursued farming, teaching, studied law under the Hon. Josiah Funck, and joined the bar in 1869.  Lantz served as a private, Co. E, 127th Regt., PVI, nine-month service, enlisting on Aug. 13, 1862: guard duty at Chain Bridge, Washington; action at Fredericksburg under Ambrose Burnside; and Chancellorsville under John Gibbon; shot three times at the “the Stone Wall,” Marye’s Heights; mustered out at Harrisburg, May 29, 1863; member of the Pa. National Guard; notary public; borough council; deputy county treasurer; elected district attorney; served in the state Senate, 1881-1884; retired to law practice, and passed away in June 1923.  He married Mary Kauffman in 1865.