Donald Paxton McPherson Jr. (R33) Adams Franklin Counties 1949-1956
Donald Paxton McPherson Jr., born October 6, 1906, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; son of Judge Donald Paxton, Sr. and Elizabeth McLanahan McPherson; Gilman School, Baltimore, Maryland; Princeton University 1928; Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1931; attorney; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1949- resigned, May 3, 1956; presidential appointee, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, vice-chairman, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1956-1963; founder, board president, Gilliland Presbyterian Home, Gettysburg, twenty-five years; trustee, Gettysburg National Cemetery; married, Janet Lewis Russell McPherson, sons, Donald Paxton McPherson III, Edward Russell McPherson, Scott McPherson; died, June 22, 1984 (aged 77), Gettysburg Hospital, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania; interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 33rd district, Adams Franklin Counties, 1949- resigned, May 3, 1956.
Continued Government Service/National Politics:
Presidential appointee, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, vice-chairman, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1956-1963.
Father, Donald Paxton McPherson Sr. Pennsylvania State Senate, 32nd district, Cumberland and Adams Counties, 1903-1906.
The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) · Saturday June 23, 1984, · Page 1.