04/16/1901 - 05/18/1977

FURMAN, Roy Evans, a Representative from Greene County; born, April 16, 1901 in Davistown, Greene County, Pa.; graduated, Mt. Morris High School, 1918; A.B., Waynesburg College, 1922; assistant instructor, mathematics, Waynesburg College (senior year); proprietor, general contracting business; member, Pennsylvania State Democratic Committee (4 years); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1932; elected to serve 3 more consecutive terms; acting, Majority Floor Leader (1935); elected, Speaker in a Special Session (1936); elected, Speaker (1937-1938); appointed, Local Government Commission (1935-1940); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1937-1938); appointed, General State Authority Commission (1937-1938); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1937-1940); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1940); elected, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor (1955-1959); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Governor (1958); gubernatorial appointee, State Turnpike Commission (1959-1963); died, May 18, 1977 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interred, Greene County, Memorial Park, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Archival Collections

Roy E. Furman Papers, Manuscript Collection #59, Special Collections and University Archives, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa.
Furman, Roy E., (various record groups), Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg.

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