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state education official , Library commissioner

Gary Donald Wolfe, American Library commissioner, state education official. Recipient Certified of Merit, Pennsylvania library association, 1986, Distinguished Svc. award Pennsylvania Library. Association, 1997, Distinguished Alumni award St. Francis College, 1997. Sergeant United States Army Reserve, 1963-1969. Member American Library Association, Pennsylvania library association (treasurer 1983-1985), Pennsylvania Citizens for BetterLibraries.


Wolfe, Gary Donald was born on March 19, 1941 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Donald George and Norma Rosmond (Cooper) Wolfe.


Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, St. Francis College, Loretto, Pennsylvania, 1970. Master of Library Science, University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1972.


Library. clerk Altoona Public Library., 1959-1961. Acting children's library Coyle Free Library., Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1961-1963. Assistant professor librarianship St. Francis College, 1963-1975.

Administrator Centre County Library., Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, 1975-1989. Director library development State Library. Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 1989-1995.

Deputy secretary education, commissioner for libraries State of Pennsylvania, since 1995. Sergeant United States Army Reserve, 1963-1969.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Automated Circulation: A Study, 1981.


Volunteer driver American Cancer Society, Lower Paxton Township Senior Volunteer Van Service. Member Pennsylvania Library. Association (treasurer 1983-1985, certified of merit 1986, Distinguished Service award 1997), Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries (board member since 2003, Lifetime Achievement award 2003).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: reading.


Married Mary Susan Olex, August 5, 1967. Children: Mark Douglas, Michelle Marie.

Donald George Wolfe

Norma Rosmond (Cooper) Wolfe

Mary Susan Olex

Mark Douglas Wolfe

Michelle Marie Wolfe