Member Biography

George Alvin Rupp 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1935-1936       16 Democrat
1937-1938       16 Democrat

COUNTIES: Lehigh  


08/29/1902 - 01/15/1964

George Alvin Rupp (D16) Lehigh County 1935-1938

Early Life:

George Alvin Rupp, born August 29, 1902, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; son of John Alvin and Florence Rebecca Rupp; Muhlenberg College, business degree; Lehigh University, B.A.; Dickinson College, LL.D.; admitted, Lehigh County bar, 1929; attorney; county chairman, Lehigh County Democrat Committee, 1932-1935; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1935-1938; appointed, charter member, Interstate Commission Delaware River Basin, 1936; secretary, Lehigh County Bar Association; Navy, Pacific Theater, World War II; president, Lehigh County Bar Association, 1950; law partner, Butz, Hudders, Tallman, and Rupp, retired, 1959; Allentown Housing Authority, 1956-1964; unsuccessful campaign, Lehigh Treasurer, 1963; spouses, Jane Lucas Rupp, 1935, (d. 1962) spouse Josephine Allyn Ramage Rupp, 1963; died, January 15, 1964 (aged 62), Franklin Hospital, Sugarcreek Township, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania; interment, Grandview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

County chairman, Lehigh County Democrat Committee, 1932-1935.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 16th district, Lehigh County, 1935-1938; chairman, State Government Committee. 

Appointed, charter member, Interstate Commission Delaware River Basin, 1936.

Unsuccessful campaign Lehigh Treasurer, 1963.


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

The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania) · Thursday, January 16, 1964 · Page4.

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