Albert Vincent "Bud" Belan (D45) Allegheny (Part), Washington (Part), Westmoreland (Part) Counties, 1989-1992 (D45) Allegheny (Part), Westmoreland (Part) Counties, 1993-2000
Albert Vincent "Bud" Belan, born March 7, 1930, Munhall Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of John and Helen Belan; Munhall High School, 1948; University of Pittsburgh, 1966; Pennsylvania State University, 1967; Wilson College for Minority Judiciary certification for District Justice, 1975; married Elizabeth “Betsy” Vehec, Laurie Jay Belan Jadwin; United States Army, Korean War, 1951-1952; police officer, West Mifflin Borough; justice for Magisterial District 05-2-14, 1976-1988; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1989-2000; died, June 8, 2011; interment, Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Board member, West Mifflin Area School District, member, West Mifflin Borough Council; member, McKeesport Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; 4th Degree Knights of Columbus; Elizabeth Moose; president, Lions Club, 1986-198; Croatian Fraternity Union; Greek Catholic Union; Homestead Slavs, Slovak Civic Federation of Pittsburgh; West Mifflin Drug and Alcohol Council; Saint Ann’s Slovak Church; Duquesne Tamburitzans Parent Organization; president, First Catholic Slovak Union Branch 628.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 45th district, Allegheny (Part), Washington (Part), Westmoreland (Part) Counties, 1989-1992; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 45th district, Allegheny (Part), Westmoreland (Part) Counties, 1993-2000; committee assignments, Aging and Youth, Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, Labor and Industry (Minority Chair) Military and Veterans Affairs, appoint to Transportation Commission, Coal Caucus, State Job Training Coordinating Council, State Unemployment Compensation Advisory Council, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control Committee, Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council, Pennsylvania Veterans Memorial Committee, Accessibility Advisory Board; left office November 30, 2000.
Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-12; Volume 114, December 1999.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Wednesday June 8, 2011, Page 15