04/14/1930 - 12/16/2021

GEKAS, George William, a Representative from Dauphin County; born in, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., April 14, 1930; graduated, William Penn High School, 1967; B.A., Dickinson College, 1952; J.D., Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State Dickinson Law), 1958; served, United States Army (1953-1955); attorney; Assistant District Attorney, Dauphin County (1960-1966); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1967 term and served 3 more consecutive terms; appointed, Special Committee to Investigate Closing of the Blossburg State Hospital (1973); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1974); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1977-1982); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (1979-1982); appointed, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Authority (1981-1982); elected, United States Congress (1983-2003); appointed, manager, Congressional Impeachment proceedings of Judge Alcee Lamar Hastings (1988); appointed, manager, Congressional Impeachment proceedings of President William Clinton (1998); unusccessful campaign for reelection to Congress (2002); died, December 16, 2021 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interred, Paxtang Cemetery, Paxtang, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Archival Collections

Papers of Rep. George Gekas, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.

Congressional Biography

After 8 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, George W. Gekas went on to serve in congress

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