11/28/1897 - 02/20/1958

SOLLENBERGER, David Raymond, a Representative from Blair County; born, November 28, 1897 in Blair County, Pa.; attended, Juniata Academy; B.A., Juniata College; attended, Columbia University; M.A., education, The Pennsylvania State College (now The Pennsylvania State University); honorary doctorate, Temple University, 1952; teacher, Pennsylvania history, State Teachers College in Lock Haven (now Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania) (4 years); high school teacher (1923-1942); chief burgess, Williamsburg (1932-1936); president, Williamsburg Community Republican Club (2 years); president, Blair County Allied Republican Clubs (1 year); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican to serve the 1937 term (Sworn-In on December 1, 1936); reelected to 7 consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, Commission to Study the School System (1945-1946); appointed, Joint Legislative Committee on Education (1947-1948); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1952); assistant principal, Williamsburg High School (1942-1944); principal, Williamsburg High School (1944-1948); field representative, Pennsylvania State Department of Public Instruction (1949-1953); assistant executive secretary, Pennsylvania State Education Association (1953-1954); supervising principal, Catherine-Woodbury-Williamsburg Joint School System (1954-1958); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (1956); died, February 20, 1958 in Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania; interred, Presbyterian Cemetery, Williamsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania.

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