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John Thomas Van Sant


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1955-1956 16 Republican
1957-1958 16 Republican
1959 16 Republican
1960 16 Republican
1961 16 Republican
1962 16 Republican
1963 Majority Caucus Secretary 16 Republican
1964 Majority Caucus Secretary 16 Republican
1965 Majority Caucus Secretary 16 Republican
1966 Majority Caucus Secretary 16 Republican
1967 Majority Caucus Secretary 16 Republican
1968 Majority Caucus Secretary 16 Republican
1969 Majority Caucus Secretary 16 Republican
1970 Majority Caucus Secretary 16 Republican
 Counties   Lehigh

Biography

11/02/1915 - 10/03/1972

John Thomas Van Sant (R16) Lehigh County 1955-1970

Early Life:

John Thomas Van Sant, born November 2, 1915, Delano, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; son of Homer M. and Frieda Sharkey Van Sant; Hazelton High School; Westminster College of Fulton, Missouri; Muhlenberg College; yeoman, 3rd class, United States Navy, World War II, 1944-1946; announcer, WRAK radio, Williamsport; sports director and announcer, WSAN radio, Allentown; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Republican, 1951-1954; not a candidate for reelection, 1954; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1955-1970; elected, Senate Majority Caucus Secretary, 1963-1970; appointed, Local Government Commission, 1963-1970; elected, delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1967-1968; married, Alice Jane Ziegler; died, October 3, 1972 (aged 56) , Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; interment, Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Republican, 1951-1954; not a candidate for reelection, 1954.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 16th district, Lehigh County, 1955-1970; elected, Senate Majority Caucus Secretary, 1963-1970; appointed, Local Government Commission, 1963-1970.

Elected, Delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1967-1968.

Cited:

Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "V""Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

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