Personal Life & Education:
Albert V. Belan (D), born in 1930, in Munhall, son of the late John and Helen; Munhall High School, 1948; University of Pittsburgh, 1966; Pennsylvania State University, 1967; Wilson College for Minority Judiciary certification for District Justice, 1975; married Elizabeth Vehec; 1 daughter; died July 11, 2011.
U.S. Army, 1951-52; district justice; police officer, West Mifflin Borough; member, McKeesport Elks, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Elizabeth Moose, Lions Club (president 1986-87), Croatian Fraternity Union, Greek Catholic Union, Homestead Slavs, Slovak Civic Federation of Pittsburgh, West Mifflin Drug & Alcohol Council, St. Ann’s Slovak Church, Duquesne Tamburitzans Parent Organization; president, 1st Catholic Slovak Union Branch 628.
Elected to Pa. Senate 1989; minority chair, Labor and Industry Committee; member, Aging & Youth, Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure, Military & Veterans Affairs, Transportation Commission, Coal Caucus, State Job Training Coordinating Council, State Unemployment Compensation Advisory Council, Joint Legislative Air & Water Pollution Control Committee, Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council, Pa. Veterans Memorial Committee, Accessibility Advisory Board; left office November 30, 2000.
Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-12; Volume 114, December, 1999.