Member Biography

Robert Oren Beers 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1963       28 Republican
1964       28 Republican
1965       28 Republican
1966       28 Republican
1967       28 Republican
1968       28 Republican
1969       28 Republican
1970       28 Republican



02/29/1916 - 10/08/2005

Lieutenant Senior Grade Robert Oren Beers (R28) York County 1963-1966 (R28) York (Part) County 1967-1970

Early Life:

Lieutenant Senior Grade Robert Oren Beers, born leap day, February 29, 1916, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; son of Fred E. and Mazie Davis Beers; Dalton High School, Bucknell University, 1938; Harvard Law School, 1941; attorney; Lieutenant Senior Grade, United States Naval Intelligence Division, Pacific Theater, WWII, 1942-1946; employed legal, York International, 1946-1949; law partner, 1949-2003; Prothonotary of York County, 1952-1956; solicitor, York Suburban School District and North York Borough; member, chairman, Executive Committee, Republican Party of York County; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1963-1970; married, Edith Close, children, John, Jane, Suzanne, Elizabeth; died, October 8, 2005 (age 89); First Presbyterian Churchyard, York, York County, Pennsylvania

Early Career:

Law partner, 1949-2003; Fisher, Ports, May, Beers and Blakey; Anderson Ports, May and Beers; counsel, Blakely Yost Bupp and Rausch, 1991-2003.

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

Interstate Commerce Commission; member, York Board of Public Assistance, 1950-1954; member, Spring Garden Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Member, York County, Pennsylvania, American, bar associations; Member, American Legion, Lions Club, Veteran Foreign Wars, Masons, Rotary Club, York County Republican Club, Izaak Walton League, Boy Scouts of America. Member, Deacon, teacher bible class, First Presbyterian Church. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Prothonotary, York County, 1952-1956. 

Solicitor, York Suburban School District and North York Borough. 

Member, chairman, Executive Committee, Republican Party of York County.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 28th district, York (Part) County, 1963-1970.  


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members B"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

The York Dispatch (York, Pennsylvania) Wednesday, October 12, 2005, page 34.

Robert O Beers (1916-2005) - Find a Grave Memorial