02/07/1929 - 01/26/2000

BENNETT, Reid L., a Representative from Mercer County; born in Sharpsville, Mercer County, Pa., February 7, 1929; sergeant, United States Army (1948-1951; 5 Battle Star recipient); radio account executive, WPIC; swimming instructor, American Red Cross; president, Mercer County Tourist Promotion Agency; crane operator, Sharon Transfer Division, Westinghouse Electric Corp. (1947-1961); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1965 term and served 7 consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, Select Committee on Three Mile Island (1979); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1980); assistant vice-president, McDowell National Bank; died, January 26, 2000 in Estero, Lee County, Florida; interred, Riverside Cemetery, Sharpsville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

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