J.P.S. Gobin

John Peter Shindel Gobin (January 21, 1837 – May 1, 1910) was an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, and the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1899 to 1903.

Gobin was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children of Samuel and Susanna Gobin Nee Shindel, who were of Swiss descent. At an early age, Gobin became an apprentice printer. He read law and, was admitted to the bar of Northumberland County in 1861.

At the age of 24, Gobin enlisted in the army and was commissioned a first lieutenant in Company C of the 47th Pennsylvania. He rose through the ranks to become the regiment's colonel. On March 13, 1865, major general Philip H. Sheridan rewarded Gobin for his performance at the Battle of Pocotaligo in South Carolina by giving him the brevet rank of brigadier general. Gobin mustered out of the service on January 9, 1866, and returned to Pennsylvania.

Gobin was a member of Pennsylvania State Senate from 1885 to 1899. He was a Member of the Freemasons, Knights Templar, and Odd Fellows. He served as Grand Master of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar in North America from 1889 to 1892.

He was interred at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.