James Shaner

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James E. Shaner
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 52nd district
In office
January 3, 1995[1] – November 30, 2006[2]
Preceded by Rich Kasunic
Succeeded by Deberah Kula
Constituency Parts of Fayette and Westmoreland Counties
Personal details
Born (1936-09-21)September 21, 1936[3]
Connellsville, Pennsylvania
Died April 15, 2012(2012-04-15) (aged 75)
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mabel Jeanette
Children 1 child
Residence Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Fairmont State University

James Edward Shaner (September 21, 1936 – April 15, 2012) was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

He is a graduate of Uniontown Senior High School.[4] He earned a degree from Fairmont State College and a Master's degree from West Virginia University. He has also attended classes at California University of Pennsylvania[5]

He was first elected to represent the 52nd legislative district in 1994. Shaner underwent heart bypass surgery in October 2005.[6] He announced his retirement in February 2006, citing health concerns.[7] In 2007, it was revealed that Shaner, as a lame duck legislator, attended legislative training trips at the public's expense after his defeat.[8] He died on April 15, 2012 in LaFayette Manor in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.[9]


  1. ^ "SESSION OF 1995 - 179TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1995-01-03. 
  2. ^ Per Article II, Section 2 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, the legislative session ended on November 30, 2006
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "BIOGRAPHY". Official Pennsylvania Democratic Caucus Biography. Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus. Archived from the original on 2006-10-18. 
  5. ^ "James E. Shaner (Democrat)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2006-01-10. 
  6. ^ "Fayette County lawmaker Shaner has surgery". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. PG Publishing Co. 2005-10-25. 
  7. ^ "State Rep. James Shaner to retire". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. PG Publishing Co. 2006-02-02. 
  8. ^ Associated Press (2007-03-20). "Lame ducks went on trips paid by state". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Associated Press. 
  9. ^ "James E. Shaner Obituary". 

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