R. (Robert) Budd Dwyer (R50) Crawford, Erie (Part), Mercer, Counties, 1971-1972 (R50) Crawford (Part), Erie (Part), Mercer, Counties, 1973-1981
R. (Robert) Budd Dwyer, born November 21, 1939, Saint Charles, Saint Charles County, Missouri; son of Robert M. and Alice M. Dwyer; Townville High School; attended Theil College; Allegheny College, A.B., economics, 1961; Allegheny College, M.A., education and political science, 1963; teacher, assistant football coach, Cambridge Springs High School; deputy game protector, Pennsylvania State Game Commission, 1961-1964; director, Crawford County Young Republicans; Crawford County Community Ambassador to Poland, 1963; elected, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1965-1970; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1971-1981; Pennsylvania State Treasurer, 1983-1987; married, Joanne M. Grappy Dwyer, children, Rob, Deedee; died, January 22, 1987 (age 47 years, 62 days), committed suicide, gunshot, model 19 .357 magnum, while on television, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interment, Blooming Valley Cemetery, Blooming Valley, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1965-1970.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 50th district, Crawford, Erie (Part), Mercer, Counties, 1971-1972; 50th district, Crawford (Part), Erie (Part), Mercer, Counties, 1973-1981; appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1977-1978); resigned, January 20, 1981.
Elected, Pennsylvania State Treasurer, 1981-1987; gubernatorial appointee, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, 1981-1986; gubernatorial appointee, board, Public School Employees’ Retirement System, 1981-1986; gubernatorial appointee, Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Board, 1981-1986; gubernatorial appointee, board, State Employees’ Retirement System, 1981-1986; gubernatorial appointee, Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority, 1981-1986; gubernatorial appointee, State Public School Building Authority, 1981-1986.
Convicted, eleven counts of bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud, perjury and interstate transportation in aid of racketeering, one mail-fraud charge, dismissed, December 18, 1986, never sentenced.