Member Biography

Noah W. Wenger 


Biography

10/20/1934 -


Noah W. Wenger (R36) Chester (Part), Lancaster (Part) Counties 1983-1992 (R36) Lancaster (Part) County 1993-2006

Early Life:

Noah W. Wenger, born October 20, 1934, New Holland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; son of Elam Z. and Hettie Weaver Wenger; Lancaster County Public School education; farmer; member, Governor’s Advisory Committee on Solid Waste Management; chair, Pennsylvania Agricultural and Stabilization Committee; member, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau; member, Cocalico School Authority, 1971-1985; director, Ephrata National Bank; director, Ephrata Community Hospital; member, Pennsylvania Agriculture Republican Committee; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1977-1982; appointed, Select Committee on Three Mile Island, 1979; not a candidate for reelection, 1982; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1983-2006, elected, Senate Majority Caucus Chair, 1987-1992, elected, Minority Caucus Secretary, 1993-1994, Majority Caucus Chair, 1995-2006; appointed, Local Government Commission, 1985-1988; appointed, Joint State Government Commission, 1985-2006; appointed, Legislative Audit Advisory Commission, 1989-2006 appointed, Chesapeake Bay Commission, 2000-2002; not a candidate for reelection, left office November 30, 2006; married, Barbara Ann Bundrick; daughters, Nancy, Brenda, Pamela.

Early Career:

Farmer; director, Ephrata National Bank; Chesapeake Bay Commission; charter member, Pennsylvania Agricultural Republican Committee; member, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Ephrata Young Farmers, Reinholds Lions Club, Stevens and Showneck Fire Company, Pennsylvania Poultry Federation, North Lancaster County Sportsmen’s Association; Evangelical Assembly of God.

Awards:

County Commission Association President’s Award, Pa. Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations President’s Award, Lancaster County Conservancy Conservation Partnership Award, American Farmland Trust Agricultural Conservation Award, Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts Legislator of the Year, Pennsylvania Fireman’s Legislative Federation James M. Baird Jr. Memorial Award. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1977-82; appointed, Select Committee on Three Mile Island, 1979; not a candidate for reelection, 1982.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 36th district, Chester (Part), Lancaster (Part) Counties, 1983-1992, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 36th district, Lancaster (Part) County, 1993-2006, elected, Senate Majority Caucus Chair, 1987-1992, elected, Minority Caucus Secretary, 1993-1994, Majority Caucus Chair, 1995-2006; appointed, Local Government Commission, 1985-1988; appointed, Joint State Government Commission, 1985-2006; appointed, Legislative Audit Advisory Commission, 1989-2006 appointed, Chesapeake Bay Commission, 2000-2002; committee assignments, Agriculture and Rural Affairs (Vice Chairman), Appropriations, Banking and Insurance, Labor and Industry, Rules and Executive Nominations; left office November 30, 2006.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (state.pa.us)

Cited: 

The Pennsylvania Manual, (2005-2006). Schehr, E., (Editor). (Volume 117). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, page 3-8, 3-35, 3-40. Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-25.

Cox, Harold. "Senate Members W"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.