Current & Past Appointed Chief Clerk's for Greene County Government, Pennsylvania

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93 East High Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370
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County Solicitor's . . . 1882 to present day
for the County Commissioners and all County Departments, Greene County Government, PA

Public Request Persons: Charlotte Popielarcheck, Assistant Chief Clerk

Greene County Office Building, 3rd Floor
93 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852--5210 / Fax: 724-852-5327
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

The Greene County Solicitor is appointed by the county commissioners to represent them as their general counsel. The solicitor is the legal advisor to the commissioners and attorney for the county and its officials.

The solicitor draws up contracts and assures a legal basis for all county governmental functions. Specifically, the solicitor's duties include: provide legal opinions upon any legal matter or question; prepare and revise ordinances and resolutions; litigate legal actions and claims brought by or against the county except when other legal counsel is retained; approve the legality of contracts, agreements or other legal documents executed by authorized county officials.

Past and present — County Solicitor's:
Following is a listing of individuals who served as Solicitor to the County Commissioners in the past. Note: The discrepancy in dates is because some are the year elected while others are the year they took office. No definitive source is available to identify exact dates of service:
  • C. A. Black (1882—1885)
  • A. F. Silveus (1885—1891)
  • R. H. Phelan (1891—1894)
  • W. H. Barb (1894—1897)
  • S. F. Grim (1897—1903)
  • L. W. Sayers (1903—1906)
  • R. E. Kent (1906—1909)
  • Edward D. Martin (1909—1912)
  • H. C. Staggers (1912—1916)
  • Edward W. Martin (1916—1920)
  • H. C. Sayers, Jr. (1920—1924)
  • A. A. Furman (1924—1928)
  • Ambrose Bradley (1928—1932)
  • J. I. Hook (1932—1936)
  • W. J. Kylem (1936—1938)
  • P. D. Rinehart (1938—1940)
  • J. I. Hook (1940—1968)
  • Anthony Marion (1968—1987)
  • David Hook (1988—1992)
  • William Nalitz (1992—1996)
  • David Hook (1996—2004)
  • Farley Toothman (2004—July 2009)
  • Dave Pollock & Cheryl Cowen (2009—August 2010)
  • Cheryl Cowen (2009—present)

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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