Gibson E. Armstrong (R13) Lancaster (Part) County 1985-1992 (R13) Lancaster (Part), York (Part) 1993-2008
Gibson E. Armstrong, born August 28, 1943, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania; son of S. Gibson and Helen Burns Armstrong; Huntingdon Area High School, 1961; Westminster College economics, (B.B.A.), 1965; captain, intelligence officer, Naval Nuclear Weapons Courier, United States Marine Corps, Vietnam commendation ribbons, 1966-1969; stockbroker, commodity broker; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1977-1984, not a candidate for reelection, 1984; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1985-2008; elected, chairman, Majority Appropriations Committee, 2007-2008; not a candidate for reelection, left office, November 30, 2008; married, Martha Wilson Armstrong, children, Gibson C., Erik, Kris, Erin.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Board member, Willow Street Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Water Street Rescue Mission, Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster Economic Development Council.
Outstanding Young Men of America- 1979, Outstanding Service Award, Friendship Force International- 1983, Legislator of the Year- 1986-1987.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 100th district, 1977-1984.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 13th district, 1985-2008; elected, chair, Majority Appropriations Committee, 2007-2008; appointed, board, Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System, 1989-2008; appointed, board, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), 1991-1992; appointed, State Board of Tobacco Settlement; member, Capitol Preservation Committee, State Job Training Coordinating Council, Human Resource Investment Council, Council of State Governments, Eastern Regulatory Conference, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, State Employees’ Retirement System; committee assignments Banking and Insurance, Finance, Labor and Industry, Rules and Executive Nominations, and Urban Affairs and Housing; left office November 30, 2008.
Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Biography:
Son, Gibson C. Armstrong, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 100th district, 2002-2006.
The Pennsylvania Manual, (2007-2008). Trostle, S. (Editor). (Volume 118). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, page 3-33, 3-39. Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-14.