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Board of Commissioners . . . Past and Present
Greene County Government, Pennsylvania


Contact Persons: Jeffrey Marshall, Chief Clerk & Charlotte Popielarcheck, Assistant Chief Clerk

Greene County Office Building, 3rd floor
19 South Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5210
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

In January 1876, Greene County first began electing three (3) commissioners vs. one commissioner to constitute the chief governing body of Greene County. Statutory authority of the commissioners is primarily of an administrative nature with legislative or policy-making powers. In 1893, implementation of a new state ballot law in Greene County finally gave Republicans an opportunity to choose at least one county commissioner and one county auditor (The History of Greene County, PA by Smith, Part II, pg 87). Today, the county commissioners are vested with selective policy-making authority to provide certain local services and facilities on a county-wide basis. Administrative powers and duties of county commissioners encompass registration and elections, assessment of persons and property, human services, veterans' affairs, appointment of county personnel and fiscal management.

Background:
Greene County, like most counties are in Pennsylvania, is governed by a board of three County Commissioners elected every four years by the voters who live there. The Board of Commissioners oversees the entire operation of the County and represents the best interests of the citizens. Other officials are also elected to perform certain functions: the Controller, Treasurer, Coroner, Recorder of Deeds, Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts, the Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans' Court, Sheriff, District Attorney and Jury Commissioners. Under the direction of these elected officials/officers, the county maintains important legal records such as real estate deeds, marriage licenses, adoption papers, court records and more. Different counties have different elected officials, depending on their class.

Your Assistance Please:
Photos of former Greene County Commissioners are being requested for a project of scanning these photos to be placed on the walls of the County Office Building (first floor). Photographs received will be returned to its owner after scanning is complete. Anyone having photos can contact Charlotte Popielarcheck or Kelli Rishell at 724-852-5210; or regular mail to:

      Attention: Charlotte Popielarcheck, Commissioners’ Portraits Project
      County Office Building, Third Floor
      93 East High Street, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370
Quick Jump to Era Needed:
Commissioners Past to Present — The following listing of names are those who have served as County Commissioner within Greene County from 1796 to current day, click any image where available, to enlarge photo. Choose from the pull-down menu below for particular era needed:

County Board of Commissioners — during the years 2000 to present:
The individual names are shown below the photos. Also listed with the board of commissioners are the chief clerks who have served since 1916. Click on images to enlarge

January 2016—2020
     
Blair Zimmerman, Board Chairman (D)
Dave Coder, Board (D)
Archie Trader, Board (R)
Chief Clerk: Jeffrey Marshall (2011-present)

2014—December 2015
     

Charles Morris, Board Chairman (D)
Archie Trader, Board Vice-Chairman (R)
Blair Zimmerman, Board Secretary (D)
Chief Clerk: Jeffrey Marshall (2011-present)

2012—2013
     
Pam Snyder, Chairman (D) (resigned 11/30/2012)
Archie Trader, Vice-Chairman (R)
Charles Morris, Secretary (D)
Chief Clerk: Jeffrey Marshall (2011-present)

2010—2011
     
Pam Snyder, Board Chairman (D)
Archie Trader, Vice-Chairman (R)
Charles Morris, Secretary (D) (appointed 8/10/2010)
Chief Clerk: Gene Lee (1989-2010) / Jeffrey Marshall (2011-2012)

2008—2010
     
Pam Snyder, Chairman (D)
Dave Coder, Vice Chairman (D) (resigned 7/2/2010)
Archie Trader, Secretary (R)
Chief Clerk: Gene Lee (1989-2010)

2007—2008
     
Pam Snyder, Chairman (D)
Dave Coder, Vice Chairman (D)
Judith P. Gardner, Secretary (R) (appointed 4/5/2007)
Chief Clerk: Gene Lee (1989-2010)

2004—2007
     
Pam Snyder, Chairman (D)
Dave Coder, Vice Chairman (D)
John R. Gardner, Secretary (R) (Dec. 2007)
Chief Clerk: Gene Lee (1989-2010)

2000—2004
     
Dave Coder, Chairman (D)
Farley Toothman, Board Vice Chairman (D)
Scott A. Blair, Board Secretary(R)
Chief Clerk: Gene Lee (1989-2010)


County Board of Commissioners — during the 1900's:
The individual names are shown below the photos. Also listed with the board of commissioners are the chief clerks who have served since 1916. Click on images to enlarge

1996—2000
   
Dave Coder, Chairman (D)
Farley Toothman (D)
John R. Gardner (R) dec. 1939-2007
Chief Clerk: Gene Lee (1989-2010)

1992—1996
   
James M. Rizor, Chairman (D)
Pauline M. Crumrine (D)
Robert C. Andrew (R) (dec. 1944-2013... see obit here)
Chief Clerk: Gene Lee (1989-2010)

1988—1992
   
James M. Rizor, Chairman (D)
Kelce Mosley (D)
Lloyd (Odie) Rohanna (R)
Chief Clerk: Gene Lee (1989-2010)

1984—1988
   
Daniel E. Bailey, Chairman (D)
Leonard R. Santore (D)
John R. Gardner (R) dec. 2007
Chief Clerk: Herbert A. Cox (1977—1989)

1980—1984
   
Joseph C. Pawlosky (D)
Leonard R. Santore(D)
Richard S. Cowan, Jr. (R)
Chief Clerk: Herbert A. Cox (1977—1989)

1976—1980
   
Richard S. Cowan, Jr. (R)
John R. Gardner (R) (TCT) dec. 2007
Ernest C. Lemley (R) dec. 1979 (photo needed)
Joseph C. Pawlosky (D)
Chief Clerk: Herbert A. Cox (1977—1989)

1972—1976
   
Joseph C. Pawlosky (D)
E. Bryan Jacobs (D)
Carter Andrew (R) Photo courtesy of Dottie Hopkins, daughter of Carter Andrew
Chief Clerk: Ellen F. Biery (1974—1977)

1968—1972
   
Herman Gugliotta
Harold A. Russell
R. Stanley Smith Dec.
Chief Clerk: William Meighen (1948—1974)

1964—1968
   
Herman Gugliotta
Harold A. Russell
Leroy Titus
Chief Clerk: William Meighen (1948—1974)

1956—1964
   
John B. Carter (Dec. 12/13/1966)
Herman Gugliotta
Arleigh R. Varner (Dec. 2/11/1988)
Chief Clerk: William Meighen (1948—1974)

1952—1955
   
John G. Baily
Bert G. Titus
C. Chesney Wood
Chief Clerk: William Meighen (1948—1974)

1948—1951
John G. Baily (pictured)
Frank F. Bryan
Bert G. Titus
Chief Clerk: William Meighen (1948-1974)

1944—1947

No Photos Available
John B. Carter
Harry Cummins
James M. White
Chief Clerk: Russell Lemley (1943-1948)

1940—1943
John B. Carter
Clarence C. Taylor (pictured)
C. Chesney Wood
Chief Clerk: William Meighen (1940-1943)

1936—1939
John B. Carter (pictured)
W. I. Orndoff
W. R. Tague
Chief Clerk: Edward Wood (1936—1940)

1932—1935
Ottis H. Headley (8/3/31-32)
E. E. Morris
James Mooney
John Jacob Yeager (R) (pictured)
Chief Clerk: Russell Lemley (1920-1935)

1928

No Photos Available
Paul Debolt
M. P. Headley dec. 7/23/31
Ottis H. Headley (8/3/31-32)
J. N. Scott
Chief Clerk: Russell Lemley (1920-1935)

1924

No Photos Available
William Debolt
A. J. Morris
S. K. Strosnider
Chief Clerk: Russell I. Lemley (1920-1935)

1920

No Photos Available
J. W. Closser
Jesse L. Hartley
J. B. Main
Chief Clerk: Russell I. Lemley (1920-1935)

1916-1919

No Photos Available
George Moore (D)
Daniel Six (D)
J. Sheridan Johnson (R)
Chief Clerk: Albert King (1916-1919)

1912
Jesse McNelley
T. J. Ross (pictured)
Lisbon Scott
Click here to view Nov 8, 1911 Election Results Pittsburgh Press© Article
Photo & article courtesy of David Goerss, great grandson)

1909
J. Ewing Baily
D. P. Johnson
T. J. Ross (pictured — photo courtesy of David Goerss, great grandson)

1906

No Photos Available
J. L. Evans
J. G. Hunt
M. L. Pethel

1903

No Photos Available
W. C. Frye
J. G. Hunt
T. J. Hoge

1900
Samuel Grim
John Meighen (pictured — Photo courtesy of Carolyn Andersen,
Great-granddaughter of John Meighen)

S.S. Rinehart


County Board of Commissioners — during the 1800's:
The individual names are listed -- photos are included where available.

1897—1898
Henry Conklin
James Cleavenger
D. L. Sayers
1894—1896
M. V. Tilton
A. J. Lippencott
P. A. Myers
1891—1893
E. W. Wood
W. H. Johnson
B. T. Miller

1888—1891
William Blair
S. Thomas Courtwright
William Clovis
1885—1888
Stephen Acklin
Corbly Ornduff
Hiram White
1882—1885
William Hickman
Thomas M. Ross
Stephen H. Adamson

1879—1882
Jacob Coll
Stephen M. Knotts
Thomas Lucas
1876—1879
William L. Pogue
J. P. Morris
John Morris
1874—1876
Robert Smith

1875—1876
William L. Pogue
1873—1876
William P. Cosgray
1872—1875
Stephenson Garard

1871—1873
George Estle
1869

M. M. McClelland
1867
Jesse Hill

1866
Johnathan M. Morris
1865
Elias Scott
1864
Thomas Scott

1863
John G. Dinsmore
1862
John Prior
1861
Daniel Throckmorton

1860

Eliel Long
1859
William Braden
1858
Jeremiah Stewart

1857
Edmond Smith
1856
George W. Conner
1855
John S. Baynard

1854
Joseph Miller
1853
George Sellers
1852
George Hennon

1851
George Moredock
1850
John Stevenson
1849
William G. Bogen

1848
Abner Hoge
1847
Elijah Chalfant
1846
Samuel Braden

1845
Israel L. Craft
1844
David Crawford
1843
Henry Neel

1842
Hugh Smith
1840
David Taylor
1841
John Conkey

1839
Thomas H. Roseberry
1838
Dennis Smith
1837
E. Clelland

1836
James Cree
1835
Thomas P. Pollock
1834
Michael Strosnider

1833
S. Mitchell
1832
Richard Ledwith
1831
Abia Minor

1830
Samuel Morris
1829
David Sellers
1828
Richard Long

1827
Asa McClelland
1826
Benjamin Jennings
1825
Thomas Colver

1824

John B. Gordon
1823
John Fordyce
1822
Thomas Mitchell

1821
Robert Millikin
1820
Thomas Lucas
1819
Barnett Whitlatch

1818
amuel Black
1817
Joab Baily
1816
Thomas Burson

1815
Adam Hays
1814
A. Buchanan
1813
Jay Thompson

1812
Henry Black
1811
Henry Black
William T. Hays
1810
Thomas Hughes

1809
Henry Postlethwaite
1808
Andrew McClelland, Jr.
1807
Henry Black

1806
Thomas Hughes
1805
Henry Postlethwaite
1804
Hugh Stephenson

1803
Andrew McClelland
1802
James Flenniken
1801
William Seaton

1800
Joseph Gwyne
(Partial Data Source: History of Greene County by Samuel P. Bates, 1888; Reproduction sponsored by John Corbly Chapter, DAR, Waynesburg, PA -- Ms. Nancy Huffman, Regent (p. 475-477))


County Board of Commissioners — during the 1700's:
The individual names are listed -- photos are included where available.

1799
Eli Baily
1798

James Hughes
1796
Joseph Hughes,
Levi Harod,
William Seaton

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