Jack E. Wagner (D), born January 4, 1948, in Pittsburgh, son of Robert Conrad Wagner, Jr. and LaVerne Toner Wagner; South Hills High School, 1965; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, (B.S.), safety management, 1974; married Nancy Hopkins Wagner; 2 children: Luke, Sara.
U.S. Marine Corps, 1966-68, infantry, Vietnam, wounded in action, received various citations including Purple Heart; former president, Pittsburgh City Council; council member at large, past president, Beechview Community Council; manager, National Accounts Loss Control Service, CNA Insurance; paramedic, Citizens Ambulance Service; board member, Greater Pittsburgh Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pa. Firefighters’ & Emergency Services Caucus, Pa. Coal Caucus, Pa. Veteran’s Memorial Commission, Task Force on Adoption Law, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, Sharing & Caring Inc., Vietnam Vets Leadership Program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics; alumni board, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh Film Office; chair, Genesis-Riverside Runs for Adoption; member, Veteran’s Political Action Committee (V-PAC), f (DAV), German American National Congress, Italian Sons & Daughters of America, Knights of Equity, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Lions Club, Elks, Moose, VFW, American Legion, Italian-American War Veterans; member, American Society of Safety Engineers; 3 Rivers Regatta; 3 Rivers Bass Classic.
Elected to the Pa. Senate 1994; Firefighter and Emergency Services Caucus, Pa. Coal Caucus; left office January 18, 2005.
Continued Government Service:
50th Pa. Auditor General, January 2005 - January 2013.
Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-23; Volume 112, December 1995. Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-24; Volume 116, December 2003.