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Mary Jane Heffner Snedden Edit Profile

also known as Mrs. Homer Granger Snedden

city official , executive

Mary Jane Heffner Snedden, American City official ( govt: executive administration)city official. Recipient Governor's award for outstanding contribution to traffic safety Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1968-1985, 1st place individual award Women's division National Safety Council, 1985, Community Leader of America award and Commemorative medal of honor American Biographical Institute, 1987.

Background

Snedden, Mary Jane Heffner was born on March 14, 1917 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Samuel Harrison and Meda (Calhoun) Heffner.

Education

Secretarial student, Douglas Business College, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 1936—1937. Student, Duquesne University, 1942.

Career

Secretary legal department Westinghouse Air Brake Company, Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, 1940—1944. Leader Brownie Scouts, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1947—1948. President East McKeesport Recreation Board, 1968—1976.

Majority inspector, district 1 East McKeesport Election Board, 1966—1969. Councilwoman Borough of East McKeesport, 1972—1981, 1984—1987, chairman finance, 1972—1978, member finance committee, 1978—1981, chairman st. committee, 1978—1980, vice president council, 1976—1980, chairman fire and water committee, 1980—1981, chairman light and ordinance committee, 1984—1985. President Council 10, 1985, chairman finance committee, 1986—1987, member police and property and recreation committees, 1986—1987.

Board directors Pre-School Exceptional Children Greater McKeesport Area, since 1966. Trustee Allegheny Academy, 1969—1974. Member Republican Committee, District 1, East McKeesport, 1971—1976, Republican County Committee, Republican committee woman District 1, since 1982.

Chairman Republican Party, Borough East McKeesport, 1984—1986. Member citizens advisory committee Governor's Traffic Safety Council, since 1978. Executive board CAC,GTSC, 1979—1987.

Member citizens advisory committee W. Pennsylvania representative Pennsylvania Association Women Highway Safety Leaders, 1980—1981, McKeesport Heritage Center, since 1988. Secretary executive board CAC,GTSC, 1981—1984. President board Pre-School Exceptional Children Greater McKeesport Area, 1985—1987.

Member board management Grandview Cemetery, since 1989.

Membership

Member of Daughters of the American Revolution (chapter regent 1966-1968, state vice chairman United States of America Bicentennial committee 1971-1974), Pennsylvania Huguenot Society (state chairman American history month 1974-1975, state vice chairman student loan and scholarship committee 1977-1980, member state student loan and scholarship committee 1980-1983, chapter recording secretary 1982-1984, member program committee 1982-1984, chairman transportation and safety committee since 1982, member state Junior American Citizen committee 1983-1986, chapter librarian 1984-1986, correspondent secretary 1986-1988, state American Heritage committee since 1986, chairman Americanism committee, chapter chairman various committees), Order Eastern Star (past matron, president McKeesport Past Matrons Club 1975-1976).

Connections

Married Homer Granger Snedden, November 6, 1943.

father:
Samuel Harrison Heffner

mother:
Meda (Calhoun) Heffner

spouse:
Homer Granger Snedden