Member Biography

David Elmer Hawbaker 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1961       33 Republican
1962       33 Republican
1963       33 Republican
1964       33 Republican
1965       33 Republican
1966       33 Republican
1967       33 Republican
1968       33 Republican
1969       33 Republican
1970       33 Republican
1971       33 Republican
1972       33 Republican


11/30/1916 - 11/27/1994

Corporal David Elmer Hawbaker (R33) Adams and Huntingdon Counties 1961-1966 (R33) Blair (Part), Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Mifflin Counties 1967-1972

Early Life:

Corporal David Elmer Hawbaker, born November 30, 1916, Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; son of Daniel M and Alda B. Hege Hawbaker; public school education; Chambersburg Business College; engaged, dairy farming; Corporal, United States Air Force, WWII, 1943-1946; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1961-1972; married, Blanche A. Highlands, 1941; married, Betty Lou Carver Hawbaker, children, David E., Barbara Goldthwait; Pennsylvania state director, Farmers Home Administration; director, Pennsylvania Bureau of Food and Chemistry; died, November 27, 1994, from injuries suffered, September 24, 1994, auto accident, York Hospital, York, York County, Pennsylvania; interment, Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. 

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

President, Franklin County Farmers Association; member, Franklin County Mercersburg Rotary; Mercersburg American Legion, Mercersburg Veterans of Foreign Wars; Mercersburg Sportsmen Association, Mount Pisgah Masonic Lodge, Greencastle; council member, Sunday school superintendent, Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mercersburg.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 33rd district, Adams and Franklin Counties, 1961-1966. Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 33rd district, Blair (Part), Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Mifflin Counties, 1967-1972.

Pennsylvania State director, Farmers Home Administration under President Ronald Reagan administration.

Director, Pennsylvania Bureau of Food and Chemistry.


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

Patriot-News, The (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Tuesday, November 29, 1994.

David Elmer Hawbaker (1916-1994) - Find a Grave Memorial