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John T Van Sant


 

Sessions

Session Year Position District Party
1955 16 Republican
1957 16 Republican
1959 16 Republican
1961 16 Republican
1963 16 Republican
1965 16 Republican
1967 16 Republican
1969 16 Republican
 Counties   Lehigh

Biography

1915 - 1972

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.