09/19/1897 - 09/10/1991

WAGNER, Paul L., a Representative from Schuylkill County; born in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, Pa., September 19, 1897; graduated, Tamaqua High School, 1915; graduated, Alexander Hamilton Institute; district sales manager, Bastian Brothers and Jostens, Inc.; city editor, Tamaqua Courier; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1939 term and served 1 term; appointed, Committee to Investigate Manner of Conducting Civil Service Examinations (1939-1940); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1940); Speaker’s appointee, Committee to Investigate Unemployment Compensation Civil Service (1941-1942); reelected to the House for the 1943 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1944); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1945-1964); appointed, Commission to Study School System (1945-1946); appointed, Joint Legislative Sub-Committee on Municipal Authorities (1945-1946); appointed, Joint Legislative Committee on Retirement Systems and Laws (1947-1948); appointed, Joint Legislative Committee on Education (1947-1948); appointed, Joint Legislative Committee on Post-High School Education (1947-1948); appointed, Joint Legislative Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Child Welfare (1947-1948); appointed, Post-High School Commission (1947-1948); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1949-1956); appointed, Joint Committee to Investigate the Knox Mine Disaster (1959); appointed, Advisory Council on Library Development (1961-1964); appointed, chair, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) (1963-1964); vice-president, Miner’s National Bank; died, September 10, 1991 in Coaldale, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; interred at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

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