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Charles Timothy Shaffer


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1981 21 Republican
1982 21 Republican
1983 21 Republican
1984 21 Republican
1985 21 Republican
1986 21 Republican
1987 21 Republican
1988 21 Republican
1989 21 Republican
1990 21 Republican
1991 21 Republican
1992 21 Republican
1993 21 Republican
1994 21 Republican
1995 21 Republican
1996 21 Republican
 Counties   Butler, Clarion, Lawrence, Venango

Biography

10/02/1945 - 05/02/2022

1st Lieutenant Charles Timothy Shaffer (R21) Butler, Clarion (part), Lawrence (part), Venango (part) Counties, 1981-1996

Early Life: 

Charles Timothy Shaffer, born October 2, 1945, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania; son of John M. and Jean Kaufman Shaffer; Slippery Rock High School, 1963; Penn State University, B.A., 1966; Duquesne Law School, J.D., 1974; Law Review; United States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Vietnam War, 1967-1970; attorney, Butler County Bar Association; Butler County Solicitor, 1976-1978; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1981-1996; law practice, Dillion McCandless King Coulter and Graham LLP, 1997; nominated, judge, Butler County Magisterial District, 2010-2011; reelected, judge, Butler County Magisterial District, 2011-2018; died May, 3, 2022; at his homestead of natural causes; memorial service will include a Masonic service and conclude with Military Honors, Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11am, Emmanual Lutheran Church of Prospect; interment, cremation.

Early Career:

United States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Vietnam War, 1967-1970; platoon leader, 2nd Lieutenant, United States Signal Corps, awarded Bronze Star, 1969. 

License to practice law in all Pennsylvania courts, the United States Court Appeals–Third Circuit. Worked at Dillion McCandless King Coulter and Graham LLP-of Counsel in Butler, 1997-retirement.

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

Lifetime member, supporter, Emmanual Lutheran Church, Prospect, Pennsylvania; member, American Legion; Veteran of Foreign Wars; Grange; Ducks Unlimited; Butler Area Chamber of Commerce; Butler City Hunting and Fishing Club; Loyal Order of Moose; Harmony Historical Society; Western Conservatory: Butler County Historical Society; National Federation of Independent Business; director, Midwestern Pennsylvania Heart Association. 

Board of directors, Christopher Gist Chapter–Sons American Revolution, Association for Retarded Children of Butler County, Boy Scouts of America–Moraine Trails Council, where he received the Distinguished Citizen Award for Service to Youth, associate member, Brady Paul Memorial Lodge 54 Fraternal Order of Police, Prospect Area Preservation Society, William H. Miller Mason Lodge 769.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Butler County Solicitor, 1976-1978

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, Butler, Clarion (part), Lawrence (part), Venango (part) Counties, 1981-1996, chair, Community and Economic Development Committee; vice chair, Urban Affairs and Housing, Judiciary Committees; member, Aging and Youth, Appropriations, Banking and Insurance, Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, Law and Justice, State Government Committees; member, Senate Impeachment Committee of Justice Rolf Larsen, 1994.

Names of any service after Senate:

Nominated, Governor Ed Rendell, confirmed fill vacancy, Cliff Woessner retirement, Pennsylvania State Senate, April 19, 2010, judge, Butler County Magisterial District May 2010-December 2011; Slippery Rock district covers the northwestern section of Butler County, with Slippery Rock at its center. Crossed filed primary election, May 17, 2011. Received 57.6 percent, Democratic primary, 62.1 percent, Republican primary. Unopposed General Election, November 8, 2011; term expired, 2018.

Legacy:

Butler County Community College established The Shaffer School of Nursing and Allied Health, 2018.

Cited:

Doukas, O., (Ed.). (1987-1988). The Pennsylvania manual, Volume 108. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 87 and 102.

McQuown L.S., (Ed.). (1994-1995). The Pennsylvania manual, Volume 112. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 3-21 and 3-43.