10/05/1919 - 01/22/2015

YARNELL, Victor Robert Hewlett, a Representative from Berks County; born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 5, 1919; graduated, Bedford Modern School, England; A.B., Albright College; M.A., University of Pennsylvania; left lieutenant, British Army (1939-1945, World War II); teacher, government, Muhlenberg High School (12 years); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1963 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1964); elected, mayor, Reading (1968-1972); appointed, Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (1972-1978); appointed, Deputy Director of the Office of State Planning and Development (1972-1978); director, Schuylkill River Green Association (1979-1997); appointed, board of trustees, Reading Area Community College; died, January 22, 2015 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint Michaels Cemetery, Birdsboro, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

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