05/08/1902 - 12/05/1984

HALUSKA, John J., a Representative from Cambria County; born, May 8, 1902 in Canonsburg, Washington County, Pa.; educated, Patton public schools; storage battery manufacturer; auto merchant and repair shop operator; sales and advertising manager, Goenner & Company (10 years); owner, Union Insurance Company; elected, council, Patton Borough (4 years); elected, mayor, Patton (4 years); elected, burgess, Patton Borough (4 years); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1934; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1936); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1936-1956, 1960-1964); appointed, Commission to Make Certain Studies of Bituminous Coal Mines (1937-1940); appointed, Joint Committee to Investigate Riots at Donaldson, Pa. (1941-1942); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1945-1950, 1953-1956: Subcommittee on Child Welfare Laws, Juvenile Delinquency and Institutions, 1945-1946: Subcommittee on Strip Mining, 1945-1946: Subcommittee on Labor Laws, 1947-1948: Subcommittee on Education, 1947-1948); appointed, Local Government Commission (1947-1950, 1953-1956, 1961-1964; chair, 1962); unsuccessful campaign for reelection, State Senate (1956); director, Miners Hospital, Spangler (1940-1954); director and vice-president, First National Bank, Patton; died, December 5, 1984 in Patton, Cambria County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Patton, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. 

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