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February 22, 2013

Dr. Nesbitt receives Gov. Shafer Award


VERNON TOWNSHIP — Keith Gushard can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at

What is the Shafer Award?

The Gov. Raymond P. Shafer Distinguished Community Service Award is co-sponsored by Allegheny College, the Shafer Law Firm and the Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce.

It recognizes a person who has made a singular contribution to the quality of life in western Crawford County.

It’s named for former Pennsylvania Gov. Raymond P. Shafer, a 1938 magna cum laude graduate of Allegheny who was in public service for more than 50 years. Shafer, a Meadville resident, died Dec. 12, 2006, at age 89.

Shafer’s political career began in 1948 when he was elected Crawford County district attorney; then to the Pennsylvania Senate in 1958; and, in 1962, as lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, with William Scranton elected as governor. Shafer successfully ran for governor in 1966, taking office in January 1967 and serving until 1971.

In 1972, Shafer served as chairman of the National Committee on Drug Abuse under former President Richard Nixon. He was chief counsel to Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller from 1974 to 1975 and was chairman of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relation from 1982 to 1992.

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