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Gerald J. LaValle


Photo credit:

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

 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1989 47 Democrat
1990 47 Democrat
1991 47 Democrat
1992 47 Democrat
1993 47 Democrat
1994 47 Democrat
1995 47 Democrat
1996 47 Democrat
1997 47 Democrat
1998 47 Democrat
1999 47 Democrat
2000 47 Democrat
2001 47 Democrat
2002 47 Democrat
2003 47 Democrat
2004 47 Democrat
2005 47 Democrat
2006 47 Democrat
2007 47 Democrat
2008 47 Democrat
 Counties   Allegheny, Beaver, Lawrence

Biography

01/25/1932 - 09/12/2018

Gerald J. LaValle (D47) Allegheny, Beaver, Lawrence Counties 1990-2008

Early Life:

Gerald J. LaValle, born January 25, 1932, Rochester, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; son of Peter J. and Marie V. LaValle Petrucci LaValle; Rochester Area High School; Geneva College (B.S.), business administration; Westminster College (M.A.), education; lieutenant colonel, United States Marine Corps, 4th Marine Division, active, active reserves, 1952-1981; teacher, assistant football coach; president, Rochester Borough Council, 1974-1976; Mayor, Rochester Borough, 1976-1989; Commissioner, Beaver County, 1984-1990; Beaver County Democratic Executive Board. married Darla Jean Winkle LaValle; two sons; died, September 12, 2018 (aged 86) Beaver County, Pennsylvania; interment, Saint Marys Cemetery, Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Teacher, assistant football coach, Midland and Rochester School Districts, twenty-five years.  

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Rochester Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #238; American Legion Post 498; Rochester Order Sons of Italy Aquila Fidele Lodge; Beaver Falls American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Father James Reid Council.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania Senate, 47th Senatorial District, Allegheny, Beaver, Lawrence Counties, special election, June 4, 1990; committee assignments, Community, Economic and Recreational Development (minority chair), acting Democratic Appropriations Chair, Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, Education, Labor and Industry, Democratic Policy, Legislative Budget and Finance (vice-chairman), Legislative Audit Advisory Commission; Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council, State Transportation Advisory, Transportation Commission,; left office November 30, 2008.

Cited: 

Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 87; Volume 110, December 1991.

Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-19; Volume 118, December 2007.

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