Member Biography

Albert Vincent Belan 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1989       45 Democrat
1990       45 Democrat
1991       45 Democrat
1992       45 Democrat
1993       45 Democrat
1994       45 Democrat
1995       45 Democrat
1996       45 Democrat
1997       45 Democrat
1998       45 Democrat
1999       45 Democrat
2000       45 Democrat


03/07/1930 - 06/07/2011

Albert Vincent "Bud" Belan (D45) Allegheny (Part), Washington (Part) and Westmoreland (Part) Counties 1989-1992 (D45) Allegheny (Part) and Westmoreland (Part) Counties 1993-2000

Early Life:

Albert Vincent "Bud" Belan, born March 7, 1930, Munhall Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of John and Helen Belan; Munhall High School, 1948; University of Pittsburgh, 1966; Pennsylvania State University, 1967; Wilson College for Minority Judiciary certification for District Justice, 1975; married Elizabeth “Betsy” Vehec, Laurie Jay Belan Jadwin; United States Army, Korean War, 1951-1952; police officer, West Mifflin Borough; justice for Magisterial District 05-2-14, 1976-1988; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1989-2000; died, June 8, 2011; interment, Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 

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

Board member, West Mifflin Area School District, member, West Mifflin Borough Council; member, McKeesport Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; 4th Degree Knights of Columbus; Elizabeth Moose; president, Lions Club, 1986-198; Croatian Fraternity Union; Greek Catholic Union; Homestead Slavs, Slovak Civic Federation of Pittsburgh; West Mifflin Drug and Alcohol Council; Saint Ann’s Slovak Church; Duquesne Tamburitzans Parent Organization; president, First Catholic Slovak Union Branch 628.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 45th district, Allegheny (Part), Washington (Part) and Westmoreland (Part) Counties, 1989-1992; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 45th district, Allegheny (Part) and Westmoreland (Part) Counties, 1993-2000; committee assignments, Aging and Youth, Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, Labor and Industry (Minority Chair) Military and Veterans Affairs, appoint to Transportation Commission, Coal Caucus, State Job Training Coordinating Council, State Unemployment Compensation Advisory Council, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control Committee, Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council, Pennsylvania Veterans Memorial Committee, Accessibility Advisory Board; left office November 30, 2000.


Enacted from Senate Bill 406, Act of July 14, 2005, P.L. 310, No. 56, designating the bridge carrying State Route 2096 over the Youghiogheny River in the City of McKeesport, Allegheny County, as the Senator Albert V. "Bud" Belan Bridge. 2005 Act 56 (


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

Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-12; Volume 114, December 1999.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Wednesday June 8, 2011, Page 15

Albert V. Belan (1930-2011) - Find a Grave Memorial