Manuscript Group 006: Albert Pechan (1902-1969) Collection, Pennsylvania State Senator (1949-1969) and IUP Trustee
- Majority of material found within 1956 - 1969
2 boxes Linear Feet (Albert R. Pechan (May 13, 1902-September 11, 1969) was a Republican Pennsylvania State Senator from Ford City. In 1928, he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1949 to 1969. He was an active ally of Indiana State College (IUP) during the 1960s, having served on the College's Board of Trustees for more than two decades. As a State Senator, Albert Pechan was instrumental in passage of the bill, which turned Indiana State Teacher's College into Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Senator Pechan represented the counties of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Jefferson, and Indiana. He was succeeded in office by Patrick J. Stapleton, Jr. (see Manuscript Group 158).) : The Albert Pechan Collection is housed in two archival boxes. These papers include a small portion of his files from his tenure as Pennsylvania State Senator. These files include those dating from the middle and late 1960s, and documents relating to the creation of IUP and university status (see Manuscript Group 134: Louise Bem).
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