Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 87; Volume 110, December 1991
Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-19; Volume 118, December 2007
Gerald J. LaValle (D), born in 1932, in Rochester, son of Peter J. and Marie V. Pagley LaValle; Rochester Area High School; Geneva College (B.S.), business administration.; Westminster College (M.A.), education; married Darla J.; 2 sons; 4 granddaughters.
U.S. Marine Corps, active/active reserve; Lieutenant colonel, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, retired (1952-1981); former Rochester Borough Council president (1974-1976); former Rochester Borough Mayor (1976-1989); former Beaver County Commissioner (1984-1990).
Elected to Pa. Senate in a special election June 4, 1990; minority chair of Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee; acting Democratic Appropriations Chair; vice-chair of Legislative Budget & Finance Committee; vice-chair of Legislative Audit Advisory Commission.