Frank Haas, Jr.

Frank Haas, Jr.

1926 -

 

Interview Length: 83 minutes

Interview Date: April 17, 2009

Interview Location: WHBG Channel 20, 223 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA

 

 

 

Born the same day and year as Marilyn Monroe, Frank Haas and his family moved to Harrisburg in 1939. He began ninth grade at the old Camp Curtin High School and later attended William Penn High School. Working part-time at an Esso station, Haas remembers the last day before gas rationing during World War II when the cars were lined up around the block. He spent a few years in the service, graduated from Bucknell and went on to law school at University of Pennsylvania on the GI Bill. Haas joined McNees Wallace & Nurick in 1951 and spent his entire legal career with the firm. As solicitor to mayor Harold Swenson, he helped form the Greater Harrisburg Movement, an initiative which resulted in the creation of the Harrisburg Development Corporation. Haas was also one of the founders of Harrisburg Area Community College.

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