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Albert Magnin
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Delaware County
In office
Preceded by Jesse Matlack Baker
Succeeded by Ward R. Bliss
Personal details
Born April 13, 1846
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died March 18, 1906
Darby, Pennsylvania
Resting place Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse Ellen Jane Magnin

Albert Magnin (April 13, 1846 - March 18, 1906) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for Delaware County from 1889 to 1892.

Albert Magnin Gravestone
Albert Magnin Gravestone in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

Early life and military service

Magnin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served in the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry division during the U.S. Civil War in the following capacities:

  • Sergeant, Company D, 26th Regiment from 1861-1864
  • Sergeant, Company C, 99th Regiment from 1864-1865
  • Second Lieutenant, Company F, 203rd Regiment in 1865

On September 11, 1889, Captain Magnin was the keynote speaker at the dedication of a regimental monument for the 99th Pennsylvania Infantry at the portion of the Gettysburg battlefield known as the Devil's Den.


Magnin worked as a farmer and as editor and proprietor of the Darby Progress newspaper.

He was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for Delaware County and served from 1889 to 1892.

Magnin served as Postmaster for the United States Postal Service in Darby, Pennsylvania from 1900 to 1906.

Personal life

Magnin was married to Ellen Jane (Fielding) Magnin and together they had 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in Darby, Pennsylvania and was interred at the Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.

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