Current & Past County Coroners for Greene County Government, Pennsylvania




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County Coroners . . . 1796 — present day
Department of Law and Order for Greene County Government, Pennsylvania


Contact Persons: Gene Rush, Greene County Coroner

Ben Franklin Building
22 West High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-883-4477 / Fax: 724-883-4949

Greene County historical facts date back to 1796, at which time (Nov 8, 1796) James Boone is on record as being the first county coroner. The County Coroner is responsible for investigating all deaths of a suspicious or violent nature. When inquests are warranted, the coroner is empowered to perform autopsies, subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, and issue certificates of death where death occurs without medical attention or attendance.


Overview:
The coroner investigates all sudden, suspicious, violent, traumatic, criminal, unexplained and certain operative deaths. These investigations are conducted in order to expand the knowledge and understanding of mechanisms which result in death. The coroner, having viewed the body, shall investigate the facts and circumstances concerning deaths which occurred within the county for the purpose of determining whether an autopsy is warranted or an inquest thereof shall be made.

Past and present County Coroners:
The following is a listing of those who have held the position of County Coroners since the office was created in 1796:
  • Gene Rush: 2018-present
  • Gregory Rohanna: 1996, re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2014-2017
    • Mary Lewis, Chief Deputy Coroner
    • William Lewis Jr., Chief Deputy Coroner
  • Frank J. Behm: 1961, re-elected in 1965, 1969, 1973, 1997, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1993
  • Charles E. Haines, Jr. (1945—1953)
  • Frank F. Bryan, Jr. (1953—1961)
  • Raymond C. Adamson (1938—1945)
  • Albert Rush (1933—1938)
  • Norman Wood (1929—1933)
  • Dr. G. C. Howard (1917—1929)
  • A. T. Adamson (1909—1917)
  • R. W. Morris (1906—1909)
  • W. P. Knox (1900—1906)
  • George E. Minor (1897—1900)
  • John J. Koebert (1894—1897)
  • J. B. Roberts (1891—1894)
  • Hiram Kent (1888—1891)
  • George Frazier (1885—1888)
  • Samuel M. Felton (1884—1885)
  • George Frazier (Dec 22, 1885)
  • Leroy W. Carrel (Dec 28, 1881)
  • John Mathews (1879—1881)
  • William H. Rose (Dec 11, 1878)
  • Robert Dougherty (Dec 8, 1876)
  • Lewis N. Johnson (Nov 5, 1873)
  • Joel A. Harris (Jan 6, 1871)
  • Wm. B. Stewart (Jan 4, 1868)
  • James Acklin (Feb 15, 1864)
  • Wm. G. W. Day (Jul 11, 1857)
  • William Campbell (Nov 9, 1846)
  • Daniel Smith (Feb 25, 1840)
  • George Monis (Dec 24, 1833)
  • Robert Maple (Mar 21, 1822)
  • Lot Lantz (Feb 26, 1821)
  • Samuel Harper (Oct 31, 1817)
  • Samuel Huston (Oct 25, 1805)
  • Samuel Harper (Nov 4, 1802)
  • John Corbly (1801 - 1802)
  • James Boone (Nov 8, 1796)
(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. 459))

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370


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