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David Elmer Hawbaker



Session Office Position District Party
1961 33 Republican
1962 33 Republican
1963 33 Republican
1964 33 Republican
1965 33 Republican
1966 33 Republican
1967 33 Republican
1968 33 Republican
1969 33 Republican
1970 33 Republican
1971 33 Republican
1972 33 Republican
 Counties   Adams, Blair, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Mifflin


11/30/1916 - 11/27/1994

David Elmer Hawbaker (R33) Adams and Huntingdon Counties 1961-1966 (R33) Blair (Part), Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Mifflin Counties 1967-1972

Early Life:

David Elmer Hawbaker, born November 30, 1916, Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; son of Daniel M and Alda B. Hege Hawbaker; Peters Township, public school education; Chambersburg Business College; engaged, dairy farming; Corporal, United States Army Air Force, WWII, 1943-1946; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1961-1972; married Blanche A. Highlands, 1941; married, Betty Lou Carver Hawbaker, children, David E., Barbara Goldthwait; Pennsylvania state director, Farmers Home Administration; director, Pennsylvania Bureau of Food and Chemistry; died, November 27, 1994, from injuries suffered, September 24, 1994, auto accident, York Hospital, York, York County, Pennsylvania; interment, Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

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

President, Franklin County Farmers Association; member, Franklin County Mercersburg Rotary; Mercersburg American Legion, Mercersburg Veterans of Foreign Wars; Mercersburg Sportsmen Association, Mount Pisgah Masonic Lodge, Greencastle; council member, Sunday school superintendent, Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mercersburg.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 33rd district, Adams and Franklin Counties, 1961-1966. Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 33rd district, Blair (Part), Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Mifflin Counties, 1967-1972.

Pennsylvania State director, Farmers Home Administration under the Reagan administration.

Director, Pennsylvania Bureau of Food and Chemistry.


Patriot-News, The (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Tuesday, November 29, 1994.

Cox, Harold. "Senate Members H"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.