Personal Life & Education:
Harold F. "Hal" Mowery, Jr. (R), born in 1930, Shippensburg, son of the late Harold F. and Mary Strohm Mowery; graduated, Mechanicsburg High School; Dickinson College (B.A.), economics, psychology, 1954; insurance business, obtained Chartered Life Underwriter, 1966; married Phyllis Shearer; 3 children: Harold F., III, Theodore W., Phyllis Denise; 8 grandchildren; died, March 3, 2014 in Camp Hill, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; interred, Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Past president, Harrisburg General Agents & Manager’s Association, Harrisburg Estate Planning Council, Camp Hill School Board; past board chairman, Cumberland County American Cancer Society, Southeast Region; past board member, Tri-County Association of the Blind; guest lecturer, Pennsylvania State University Insurance Department; board member, American Institute of Professional Association Group Administrators; honorary board member, Keystone Area Council, Boy Scouts of America; member, Harrisburg, West Shore Chambers of Commerce, West Shore Advisory Board, Mellon Bank, Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Temple, Trinity Lutheran Church
American Lung Association of Pa. Breath of Life- 2001, Central Pa. Insurance Person of the Year- 2000, Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award- 1999, Pa. Association of Rehab Facilities Leadership Award- 1999, American Heart Association Affiliate Special Recognition for AED Legacy- 1999, Managed Care Association of Pa. Legislator of the Year Award- 1998, American Trauma Association Support of Trauma Prevention Education- 1998, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry County Mental Health Associations- 1998, County Commissioners Association Friend of County Government- 1994, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business, Citizens Against Higher Taxes Taxpayer Hero.
Pa. House of Representatives, 1976-90; elected to the Pa. Senate 1992; chairman, Intergovernmental Affairs, Public Health & Welfare Committees; vice-chairman, State Government, Banking & Insurance Committees; member, Education, Law & Justice, Rules & Executive Nominations Committees; left office November 30, 2004.
Continued Government Service:
Appointed, PennVEST, 1999-2000.
Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-18; Volume 112, December 1995.
Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-18; Volume 114, December 1999.
Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-21; Volume 116, December 2003.