Frank Angelo “Hank” Salvatore (R5) Philadelphia (Part) County 1985-1992 (R5) Montgomery (Part) and Philadelphia (Part) 1993-2000
Frank Angelo “Hank” Salvatore born June 2, 1922, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of Peter and Dominica Salvatore; Northeast High School; Saint Joseph’s College of Industrial Relations; Fells Institute, University of Pennsylvania; honorary doctorate, Holy Family College; sergeant, United States Marine Corps, South Pacific Theatre, World War II, 1942-1945; field auditor, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue; employed, Benjamin Rush Center for Mental health and Mental Retardation; owner, L and M Specialty Beverage, 1958-2001; principal, Hank’s Root Beer, Trevose, Pennsylvania, 1995-2014; Unsuccessful campaign, 170th Legislative District, 1970; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1973-1984, elected, Minority Caucus Administrator, 1977-1978, elected, Majority Caucus Administrator, 1979-1982, elected, Minority Caucus Administrator, 1983-1984; not a candidate for reelection, 1984; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1985-2000; unsuccessful campaign for reelection, 2000; married, Gloria Leggiere; children Elizabeth S. Chiolan, Gloria Jean Ammlung, Frank, John, Anthony; died, July 16, 2014, Somerton, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Sergeant, United States Marine Corps, South Pacific Theatre, World War II, 1942-1945; field auditor, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Member, B’rith Sholom, Southeastern Pennsylvania Police Chiefs, Philadelphia ARC, Incorporated, Counseling or Referral Assistance (CORA), Bustleton Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, Knights of Pythias, Korean and American Friendship Society, Benjamin Rush Center for Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Greater Northeast Lodge #71, Shaare Shamayin Men’s Club, National Rifle Association, National Italian American Foundation, The Navy League, Wissinoming Historical Society, National Constitution Center; honorary member, Operating Engineers.
Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, and Opportunity (UNICO) Man of the Year.
Unsuccessful campaign, 170th Legislative District, 1970, Democrat Steve Wojdak. Wojdak declined reelection 1972, Salvatore won the seat.
Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1973-1984; elected, Minority Caucus Administrator, 1977-1978, elected, Majority Caucus Administrator, 1979-1982, elected, Minority Caucus Administrator, 1983-1984; appointed, Special Committee to Review Juvenile Unrest and Gang Wars in the Philadelphia Area, 1973-1974; appointed, Select Committee to Investigate Limerick II, 1984; not a candidate for reelection, 1984.
Unsuccessful campaign, Philadelphia City Council, 1979.
Elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 5th district, Philadelphia (Part) County 1985-1992, defeated incumbent Democratic Jim Lloyd, 1984; Majority Caucus Secretary, 1991-1992.
Elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 5th district, Montgomery (Part) and Philadelphia (Part) 1993-2000; Minority Caucus Administrator, 1993-1994; Majority Caucus Secretary, 1995-2000; committee assignments, Aging and Youth, Banking and Insurance, Intergovernmental Affairs (vice-chairman) Law and Justice, Rules and Executive Nominations, Urban Affairs and Housing Commission; lost reelection, Democrat Mike Stack, left office November 30, 2000.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
Established wholesale beer distributorship, L&M Beverage Company, 1958-2001. Sold the business, but kept Hank’s Beverages, which he began bottling, 1995. Hank’s Gourmet Sodas are available in ten flavors, Root Beer, Diet Root Beer, Grape, Black Cherry, Vanilla Cream, Orange Cream, Birch Beer, Ginger Beer, and seasonal Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Apple Cream.
Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-20; Volume 114, December 1999.
Northeast Times (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Thursday July 24, 2014.