Member Biography

George Bond Stevenson 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1939-1940       26 Republican
1941-1942       26 Republican
1943-1944       26 Republican
1945-1946       26 Republican
1947-1948       26 Republican
1949-1950       26 Republican
1951-1952       26 Republican
1953-1954       26 Republican
1955-1956       26 Republican
1957-1958       26 Republican
1959       26 Republican
1960       26 Republican
1961       26 Republican
1962       26 Republican
1963     Senate Librarian  
1964     Senate Librarian  


11/06/1889 - 03/12/1964

George Bond Stevenson (R26) Cameron, Clarion, Clinton, Elk, Forest Counties 1939-1962

Early Life:

George Bond Stevenson born November 6, 1889, Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pennsylvania; son of William Hurst and Adelaide Catherine Kreamer Stevenson; public school education; Central State Normal School (Lock Haven State College); Dickinson College and Law School, 1910; admitted, Clinton County Bar; attorney; World War I, United States Navy; teacher, Lock Haven High School; engaged, lumber business; postmaster, Lock Haven; mayor, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, 1935-1937; board trustees, Lock Haven State College married, Mary Duncan; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1939-1962; Senate of Pennsylvania Librarian; 1963-1964; died, March 12, 1964, Lock Haven, Clinton, Pennsylvania; interment, Highland Cemetery, Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pennsylvania.


Distinguished Service Award, Pennsylvania State Associations of Boroughs 1960.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Postmaster, Lock Haven; mayor, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, 1935-1937.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 26th District, Cameron, Clarion, Clinton, Elk, Forest Counties, 1939-1962; Chairman, Joint Local Government Commission, 18 years; member, State Flood Commission. 

Pennsylvania Senate Librarian, 1963-1964. 


Lock Haven State College Library is named after him.

George B. Stevenson Reservoir is a 142-acre manmade lake that was engineered by Gannett Fleming Corddry and Carpenter, Incorporated and constructed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1955 as part of the flood control project on the West Branch Susquehanna River. It is one of four such dams in the river basin. The other reservoirs are at Kettle Creek State Park, Curwensville and Bald Eagle State Park. These four reservoirs and dams control a total of 1,163 square miles of drainage area and provides flood prevention for the cities and towns downstream. The reservoir is named after the former State Senator of the same name, who while during his tenure as Mayor of Lock Haven, experienced the 1936 flood; subsequently, he remained dedicated to flood control during the rest of his political career.


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

The Express (Lock Haven, Pennsylvania) Thursday, March 12, 1964, page 1.

George Bond Stevenson (1889-1964) - Find a Grave Memorial