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BIOGRAPHY
Early Life
Elected Life
Governor of PA

Ray Shafer, Republican
Public Figures
Continued Public Service

RESOURCES

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Pennsylvania Destination of the Day
October 4, 2000

  RAYMOND P. SHAFER
ALLEGHENY'S GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIA Portrait by Norman Rockwell

Governor Raymond Philip Shafer was born March 5, 1917, in New Castle, Pennsylvania, and raised in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Allegheny College in 1938 and Yale Law School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, among other honors. Shafer held the public offices of District Attorney in Crawford County, and Lieutenant Governor before being elected Governor of Pennsylvania in 1966, serving his term from 1967-1971. From the 1980s onward, Shafer wa associated with law firms in Washington D.C. and Meadville, PA, while continuing his life of public service. After a long and productive life devoted to law, education, business, philanthrophy, and public service, Raymond Shafer died on December 12, 2006, in Meadville Medical Center, at the age of 89 years.

This website presents the outlines of a biography of Raymond Shafer, illustrated with materials from the Raymond P. Shafer Collection, Pelletier Library, Allegheny College.

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ForwardENTER THE EXHIBIT
Follow the arrows to move through the exhibit chronologically.
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Early Life
Allegheny College, Yale Law School, Military Career
Elected Offices
Crawford County, PA; Pennsylvania Senator, 1959-1963; Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1963-1966; Campaign for Governor
Governor of Pennsylvania, 1967-1971
Highways, Constitutional Convention, End of Term
Ray Shafer, Republican
Public Figures and Apollo Astronauts
Continued Public Service
The National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse, The Ford Administration, China, Last Days

The Resources page includes bibliography, description of archival resources, and links to useful online sites. Gathered here are all of the links listed as "Additional Resources" on the individual biographical pages.


 
http://shafer.allegheny.edu/
12 December August 2006
Page maintained by Professor Amelia Carr