John T Van Sant
Born on November 2, 1915, Delano, the son of Homer M. and Frieda Sharkey Van Sant; educated in public schools of Delano and Hazleton; Westminster College of Fulton, Missouri; and Muhlenberg College, Allentown. John was sports and news director of radio station WSAN, Allentown; served in the US Navy, WWII, US, Hawaii, and Guam; member of the state House of Representatives, 1950-1954; member of the state Senate, 1955-1970. He married Alice Jane Ziegler. Senator Van Zant died on October 2, 1972.