John Haines Ware III Obituary, 1997

John Haines Ware, III
Added by: Bill McKern 

“US Congressman. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1930 and became active in several businesses, including a newspaper chain and the American Waterworks Company. Ware also founded Penn Fuel Gas Company, a venture that served customers in 31 counties. A multimillionaire, he organized a foundation that contributed to numerous charities and civic causes, including the Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts, and several historical societies and medical centers. He was a member of the state Board of Public Welfare and Historical and Museum Commission. Ware served as a Burgess of the borough of Oxford from 1956 to 1960, and a Pennsylvania Senator from 1961 to 1970. In November, 1970 he was the successful Republican nominee for the US House of Representatives, winning on the same day the special election to complete the term of deceased Congressman G. Robert Watkins, and the regular election for a full term. Ware won reelection in 1972 and served from November, 1970 to January, 1975. He did not run for reelection in 1974 and returned to his business, charitable and civic activities, which included serving as a Trustee of six different colleges. The University of Pennsylvania’s Ware College House is named for him, and a stretch of road that passes through seven Chester County towns is named the John H. Ware III Memorial Highway.”

Source:  bio by: Bill McKern

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