Member Biography

Clarence F Manbeck 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1967       48 Republican
1968       48 Republican
1969       48 Republican
1970       48 Republican
1971       48 Republican
1972       48 Republican
1973       48 Republican
1974       48 Republican
1975       48 Republican
1976       48 Republican
1977       48 Republican
1978       48 Republican
1979       48 Republican
1980       48 Republican
1981       48 Republican
1982       48 Republican


09/21/1908 - 05/14/1991

Clarence F. Manbeck (R48) Lebanon (part), Berks (part), Lancaster (part)

Early Life:

Clarence F. Manbeck (R48) born September 21, 1908, Bethel Township, Lebanon County) son of Webster and Salome (Yeich) Manbeck. Attended public schools; founder, C.F. Manbeck Poultry Inc.; farmer. Married Eve Pyse. Two daughters, Alletta M. Schadler, Fredericksburg, and Barbara M. Bauer, Shelton, Connecticut. Died on May 14, 1991 Fredericksburg, Lebanon County; interred, Altalaha Lutheran Cemetery, Rehrersburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Founded Farmers Pride in 1939, selling chickens in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Farmers Pride, Inc., C. F. Manbeck, Incorporated, and Bell & Evans, Incorporated are merged into Farmers Pride, Incorporated in 1986.

School director, public schools in North Lebanon area; director, First National Bank of Fredericksburg; director; Lebanon Mutual Insurance Company. Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Community Chest (United Way); member of the executive committee of the Lebanon County Republican Committee.

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

Mount Olivet Lodge 704, Free and Accepted Masons; Lancaster County Shrine Club; Zembo Temple; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Lebanon County Shrine Club; Quittie Woods Incorporated; Lions Club of Fredericksburg; and the Izaak Walton League; Fredericksburg Fire Company; Lebanon County Firemans Association; Mt. Zion Fire Company; Bethel Fire Company; Lebanon Country Club; Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sports Hall of Fame; Lebanon County Farmers Association; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 228, Lebanon; and the Fredericksburg Community Association: Strausstown Rod & Gun Club; Frystown Fire Company; Quentin Riding Club; Wyomissing Republican Club; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 731, Lebanon; and the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 1961, 1963 and 1965 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1966)

Pennsylvania State Senate, January 7, 1969 – November 30, 1982. Chairman: transportation, member, appropriations, environmental resources, rules and executive nominations and state government committees.

Senate Bill 1200 Act 140, 1997-1998, designated a bridge in Bethel Township, Lebanon County as the Senator Clarence F. Manbeck Bridge

Pa. House of Representatives Biography: