Member Biography

Guy M. Kratzer 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1983       16 Republican
1984       16 Republican
1985       16 Republican
1986       16 Republican

COUNTIES: Lehigh  


03/10/1941 - 09/30/2013

Reverend Guy M. Kratzer (R16) Lehigh (Part) County 1983-1986

Early Life:

Reverend Guy M. Kratzer, born March 10, 1941, Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; son of Doctor Guy L. and Kathryn Miller Kratzer; William Allen High School, 1959; Muhlenberg College, B.S. 1963; Evangelical School of Theology, Myerstown Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, B.D., 1967; Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, ThM., 1968; married, Suzanne M. Schappel Kratzer, 1972; Temple University, M.A., 1973; clergyman; relief operative, Bangladesh famine, 1975-1976; member, Allentown City Council, 1978-1982; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1980; elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 1983-1986; director, board, Lehigh County Historical Society; National Council for Urban Economic Development; died, September 30, 2013 (aged 72), Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; interment, Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Pastorate, Cetronia Evangelical Congregational Church, pastor, Saint Paul’s Evangelical Congregational Church, Egypt, Pennsylvania; Assistant Pastor, Seibert Evangelical Congregational Church, Salem United Church of Christ both, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Member, Allentown City Council, 1978-1982. 

Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1980.

Elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 16th district, Lehigh (Part) County, 1983-1986. 


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

Guy Kratzer Obituary (2013) - Allentown, PA - Morning Call ( 

Rev Guy M. Kratzer (1941-2013) - Find a Grave Memorial