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John Collins McSparran

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John Collins McSparran
BornNovember 12, 1913 (1913-11-12)
May 24, 2004 (2004-05-25) (aged 90)May 24, 2004 (2004-05-25) (aged 90)
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
Other names
💼 Occupation
Farmer, Politician
💵 Salary :

John Collins McSparran (November 12, 1913 – May 24, 2004) was a prominent farmer and politician from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

McSparran was best known for his unsuccessful 1962 campaign against William W. Scranton for the Republican nomination for governor of Pennsylvania. His father was John A. McSparran, a former Secretary of Agriculture of Pennsylvania who ran for governor in 1922. Like his father, McSparran was a prominent dairy and poultry farmer in Drumore, Pennsylvania. Also like his father, he served as Secretary, Treasurer and eventually 12th Master of the Pennsylvania State Grange.

McSparran served as treasurer of the Drumore Township School Board and as vice president of the Solanco Joint School District. He served as a trustee of Pennsylvania State University and the agriculture representative on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce. In 1953, he was appointed to the State Council of Education by Governor John S. Fine.


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  • J. Collins McSparran, 90, GOP politician, dairy farmer, Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, PA, May 27, 2004

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