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Raymond P. Shafer

Raymond P. ShaferAKA Raymond Philip Shafer

Born: 5-Mar-1917
Birthplace: New Castle, PA
Died: 12-Dec-2006
Location of death: Meadville, PA [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, St. John's Cemetery, Union Township, PA

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Pennsylvania, 1967-71

Military service: US Navy (1942-45)

Chairman of the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse, 1971-73. The Shafer Commission released two reports, Marihuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding (1972) and Drug Use in America: Problem in Perspective (1973), which recommended decriminalization of marijuana.


[1] Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, PA.

Father: David P. Shafer (pastor)
Mother: Mina
Wife: Jane Harris Davies (m. 5-Jul-1941)
Daughter: Diane Shafer Graham
Son: Raymond Philip Shafer, Jr.
Daughter: Janie (b. 1953, d. 1999)

    High School: (Meadville, PA, 1934)
    University:
BA, Allegheny College (1938)
    Law School: LLB, Yale Law School (1941)
    Administrator: Trustee, Allegheny College (1964-)
    Administrator: President, Allegheny College (1985-86)

    US Official Special Counsel to VP Nelson Rockefeller (1974-77)
    Governor of Pennsylvania (1967-71)
    Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania (1963-67)
    Pennsylvania State Senate (1959-63)
    Pennsylvania State Official District Attorney, Crawford County (1948-56)
    Coopers & Lybrand Partner (1977-88)
    TelePrompter CEO (1972-73)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation board member
    National Committee on US-China Relations Chairman (1980s)
    National Legal Center for the Public Interest VP
    National Organization on Disabilities Board member
    Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
    Eagle Scout
    Purple Heart
    Bronze Star
    Stroke 2003


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