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Pennsylvania State Senate

Burton E Tarr



Session Office Position District Party
1947-1948 32 Democrat
1949-1950 32 Democrat
 Counties   Fayette


1907 - 1981

Senator Tarr was born on December 8, 1907, Youngstown Pa., the son of Elmer E. and Margaret E. (Cashman) Tarr. He received his education at Hurst High School, Beckley College (W.VA.); California State Teachers College, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Alabama.  Tarr taught business at North Union High School, Uniontown; served in the state House of Representatives, 1838-1842; entered WWII, enlisted and stationed at Fort Eustis, Va., 1942; commissioned 2nd Lt., 1945; served in all Theatres: European, Asiatic-Pacific, Middle East, Philippine Liberation, and Japanese Occupation; separated from service in 1946 and served as an instructor Trans School, June-September 1947. He was elected to the state Senate, 1947-1950 and served as a member of the Local Government Commission, 1949-1951. He married Betty Jane Abel. The Hon. Burton Tarr died in December 1981, Hopwood, Fayette County, Pa.