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John T. Van Sant
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 16th district

In office
January 3, 1955 – November 30, 1970
Preceded by Tilghman Freed
Succeeded by Henry Messinger
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1951–1954
Personal details
Born November 2, 1915
Delano, Pennsylvania
Died October 3, 1972 (aged 56)

John T. Van Sant (November 2, 1915 – October 3, 1972)[1] was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 16th district from 1955 to 1970.[2] He also served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the Lehigh County district from 1951 to 1954.[3]

Van Sant was born in Delano, Pennsylvania and graduated from Hazleton High School. He attended Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri and Muhlenberg College. He worked as a radio announcer on WRAK (AM)[4] and as the sports and news director for WSAN radio in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in Hawaii and Guam.[5]

He died on October 3, 1972 and is interred at Greenwood Cemetery in Allentown, Pennsylvania.[6]

References[]

  1. Pennsylvania. Dept. of General Services; Pennsylvania. Bureau of Publications; Pennsylvania. Dept. of Property and Supplies (1967). The Pennsylvania Manual. 98. Department of General Services. ISSN 0275-8814. https://books.google.com/books?id=sCP0AAAAMAAJ. Retrieved 2014-11-17. 
  2. Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "V"". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. http://staffweb.wilkes.edu/harold.cox/legis/SV.html. 
  3. Cox, Harold. "House Members "V"". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. http://staffweb.wilkes.edu/harold.cox/legis/V.html. 
  4. "Pennsylvania House of Representatives - JOHN T. VAN SANT Biography". https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=2355&body=H. Retrieved 10 October 2019. 
  5. "Pennsylvania State Senate - John T Van Sant Biography". https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=2582&body=S. Retrieved 10 October 2019. 
  6. "John Thomas Van Sant". https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11097392/john-thomas-van_sant. Retrieved 10 October 2019. 

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