Member Biography

Constantine George "Gus" Yatron 


Congressional Biographies

Sessions Office Position District Party
1961       11 Democrat
1962       11 Democrat
1963       11 Democrat
1964       11 Democrat
1965       11 Democrat
1966       11 Democrat
1967       11 Democrat
1968       11 Democrat



10/16/1927 - 03/13/2003

Constantine George "Gus" Yatron (D11) Berks County 1961-1966 (D11) Berks (Part) County 1967-1968

Early Life:

Constantine George "Gus" Yatron, born October 16, 1927, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania; son of George H. and Theano Lazo Yatron; senior class president, Reading High School, 1946; Kutztown State Teachers College (now Kutztown University of Pennsylvania), B.A., 1950; professional boxer; founder, Yatron Ice Cream, 1950-1968; elected, Reading School Board, 1955-1961; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1957-1960; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1961-1968; elected, United States Congress, 1969-1993, not a candidate for reelection, 1992; married, Mildred L. Yatron, children, George C. Yatron, Theana Yatron; died, March 13, 2003, Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia; interment, Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Reading School Board, 1955-1961.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1957-1960.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 11th district, Berks County, 1961-1966, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 11th district, Berks (Part) County, 1967-1968.

Continued Government Service/National Politics:

Elected, Democrat, United States House of Representatives, 6th district of Pennsylvania, Ninety-first, Ninety-second, Ninety-third, Ninety-fourth, Ninety-fifth, Ninety-sixth, Ninety-seventh, Ninety-eighth, Ninety-nineth, One hundredth, One Hundredth-one, One Hundredth-two, 1969-1993; secured a cease-fire during the Turkish Invasion of Cypress, 1974; chairmanship, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Inter-American Affairs, investigation into the Iran–Contra affair, 1979; chairman, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight, 1983.  

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Biography:

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Played college football, Kutztown University Golden Bears, inducted into the Kutztown University Athletic Hall of Fame, 1980. 

Heavyweight boxer, professional career record of 13-2-1, nine of which were TKO.


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BoxRec: Gus Yatron

Gus Yatron (1927-2003) - Find a Grave Memorial

Congressional Biography

After 8 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Constantine George "Gus" Yatron  went on to serve in congress