10/06/1951 - 06/04/2018

Franklin County (1983-1992), Cumberland and Franklin Counties (1993-2004)

COY, Jeffrey Wayne, a Representative from Cumberland and Franklin Counties; born in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., October 6, 1951; graduated, Shippensburg Area High School, 1969; B.A., government administration, Shippensburg State College (now Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania), 1973; honorary doctorate of public service, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; legislative assistant, Democratic Caucus, Pennsylvania State Senate; deputy secretary of personnel, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; board member, Shippensburg State College (1975-1982); president, Pennsylvania Association of State College and University Trustees (1981-1982); board member, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE); member, Franklin County Democratic Committee; member, Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee; member, Pennsylvania Democratic State Executive Committee; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1983 term; reelected to 10 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Caucus Secretary (1993-1994); elected, Minority Caucus Secretary (1995-2004); appointed, Select Committee on Seasonal Farm Laborers (1984); appointed, Special Investigative Lottery Task Fund Force (1984); appointed, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Authority (1985-1986); appointed, Select Committee to Investigate the Problem of Teenage Pregnancies and Parenting in Pennsylvania (1986); appointed, Select Committee on the Operational Aspects of the Emaus Orphan House (1986); appointed, board, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (1989-2004); appointed, Select Committee to Study the Feasibility of a Harrisburg University (1990); appointed, chair, Select Committee on Rules Review (1993); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1993-1994, 2001-2002); appointed, Local Government Commission (1997-2000); resigned from the House, September 2, 2004; appointed, Pennsylvania State Gaming Control Board (September 3, 2004-2011); board member, Orrstown Bank (1984-2018; vice president, 1998-2018); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (2004); trustee, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (2016-2018); died, June 4, 2018 in Shippensburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; interred, Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.





Coy, Jeff  Shippensburg's Greatest Generation: World War II Heroes  Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 2004.



Archival Collections


Papers of Jeffrey W. Coy, 1983-2004, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.

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