Gibson E. Armstrong (R), born in 1943, in Butler, son of the late S. Gibson and Helen Burns; Huntingdon Area High School, 1961; Westminster College (B.B.A.), economics, 1965; married Martha; 4 children.
Captain, intelligence officer, Naval Nuclear Weapons Courier, U.S. Marine Corps, 1966-69; received Vietnam commendation ribbons; board member, Willow Street Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Water Street Rescue Mission, Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster Economic Development Council; member, Capitol Preservation Committee, State Job Training Coordinating Council, Human Resource Investment Council, Council of State Governments, Eastern Regulatory Conference, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, State Employees’ Retirement System, Tobacco Settlement Board.
Outstanding Young Men of America- 1979, Outstanding Service Award, Friendship Force International- 1983, Legislator of the Year- 1986-87.
Pa. House of Representatives 1977-84; elected to Pa. Senate 1984; chair, Labor & Industry Committee, Majority Appropriations Committee; member, Banking and Insurance, Communications and High Technology, Rules and Executive Nominations, Transportation Commission; left office November 30, 2008.
Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-12; Volume 114, December, 1999.