Member Biography

Gus Paul Verona 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1963       18 Democrat
1964       18 Democrat

COUNTIES: Northampton  


08/08/1910 - 03/16/1964

Gus Paul Verona (D18) Northampton County 1963-1964 

Early Life: 

Gus Paul Verona, born, August 8, 1910; son of Paul and Catherine Cesare Verona; Pen Argyl High School; completed, Insurance Certification Courses, attended, Muhlenberg College; contractor; member, Democratic State Committee; married, Lena Carniel, daughters, Kathryn, Rosalyn; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1959-1963; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1963-1964; died, in office of the Senate, March 16, 1964, home, West Bangor, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint Elizabeth’s Cemetery, Pen Argyl, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. 

Early Career:

Bobbin Boy, Pen Argyl Silk Mill; textile contractor, president, Slate Belt Apparel Contractors.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, chairman, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission; past president Easton Association of Life Underwriters, manager, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company; finance chairman, Slate Belt Salvation Army Advisory Board; finance, committeeman, Boy Scouts, Crippled Children; past president, Hillside, Rod and Gun Club; charter member, West End Lions Club of Brodheadsville; member, Saint Roch Catholic Church, West Bangor.  

Pennsylvania Politics:

Member, Democratic State Committee, six years; Democratic area chairman, twenty years; committeeman, Delabole District, Plainfield Township.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1959 – resigned, House, December 2, 1963. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 16th district, Northampton County, November 6, 1963- March 16, 1964, death; filled, vacancy, Fred B. Rooney, United States Congressman; member, Banking, Education, Highways, Law and Order, Public Health and Welfare and State Government Committees. 

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website ( 


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1963-1964). Stine, C., (Editor). Crouse, J., (Assistant Editor). (Volume 96) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 93, 95. Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 87

The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania) Tuesday March 17, 1964, Page 5.

Gus P. Verona (1910-1964) - Find a Grave Memorial