Bull, John (c. 1730-1824)

Pennsylvania army officer.

Captain in the Pennsylvania militia (1758). Colonel of the first Pennsylvania battalion (1775); resigned because many of his officers would no longer serve under him (January 1776). Delegate to provincial convention (July 1776); received extended leave of absence to visit his old battalion. Sought to return to active command, but the officers again refused to serve under him (1777). Held several political and military offices in Pennsylvania (1777-80). Moved to Northumberland County (1785). Elected to Pennsylvania Assembly (1805). Ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Congress as a Federalist (1808).

Quaker. Married Mary [last name unknown].