Member Biography

Robert A. Rovner 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1971       6 Republican
1972       6 Republican
1973       6 Republican
1974       6 Republican

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


09/28/1943 - 09/08/2021

Robert A. Rovner (R6) Philadelphia (Part) County 1971-1974

Early Life:

Robert A. Rovner, born September 28, 1943, Strawberry Mansion, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; Northeast High School; Temple University, BBA, 1965; Temple Law School, LLB, 1968; attorney; assistant district attorney, Philadelphia, 1968-1971; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1971-1974; senior partner, Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman and Nash, Feasterville, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, over forty-five years; Board of Trustees of Temple University, president, Northeast High School Alumni Association; married, Susan Cohen, subsequently to Sherrie Savett, children, Steven Rovner, Daniel Rovner; died, September 8, 2021; interment, Shalom Memorial Park, Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics 

Assistant district attorney, Philadelphia, under District Attorney Arlen Specter, 1968-1971.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 6th district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1971-1974; sponsored the state lottery bill, which earmarked money from lottery ticket sales to help senior citizens.


Served, class president of each of his classes, undergraduate Temple University, Temple Law School.

Hosted, talk show, Friday, Philadelphia, WWDB 860 AM called “Senator Bob Rovner Talks to the Stars”.


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

Robert A. Rovner (unknown-2021) - Find a Grave Memorial