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