D Elmer Hawbaker
Of Mercersburg, Franklin County, Senator Hawbaker was born in Mercersburg, November 30, 1916, the son of Daniel M and Alda B. (Hege) Hawbaker; attended public schools in Peters Township; Chambersburg Business College; and pursued the vocation of dairy farmer. Elmer served as a Corporal in WWII with the U.S. Army Air Force, 1943-1946. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Farmers Association; American Legion; VFW; and served in the state Senate, 1961-1972. The Senator married Blanche A. Highlands and died on November 27, 1994.