Roy E. Furman

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Roy E. Furman
21st Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 18, 1955 – January 20, 1959
Governor George Leader
Preceded by Lloyd Wood
Succeeded by John Morgan Davis
129th Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
March 14, 1936 – November 30, 1938
Preceded by Wilson Sarig
Succeeded by Ellwood Turner
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the Greene County district
In office
January 3, 1933 – November 30, 1940
Personal details
Born April 16, 1901
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
Died May 18, 1977 (aged 76)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Helen Ross
Profession Construction company owner

Roy E. Furman (April 16, 1901 – May 18, 1977) was the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1955 to 1959, and the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House, 1936-1938.

Furman was born in Davistown, Greene County, Pennsylvania. He was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1933 and served as the House Speaker in 1936. Furman served as Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from January 1955 to 1959 during Governor Leader's administration. In 1958, Furman ran for the Democratic nomination for governor but was defeated by David Lawrence. Furman served on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission during Governor Lawrence's term. Furman retired to New Cumberland, Pennsylvania and died at the age of 76.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lloyd Wood
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
1955–1959
Succeeded by
John Morgan Davis
Preceded by
Wilson Sarig
Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1936–1938
Succeeded by
Ellwood Turner
Party political offices
Preceded by
Michael Musmanno
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
1954
Succeeded by
John Morgan Davis