Henry Livengood

Henry Livengood

Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 60th district

In office
January 3, 1977 – December 17, 1988

Preceded by
John B. McCue

Succeeded by
Timothy Pesci

Personal details

Born
September 16, 1933
Manor Township, Pennsylvania

Died
December 17, 1988(1988-12-17) (aged 55)
Ford City, Pennsylvania

Political party
Democratic

Spouse(s)
Cheryl then Donna

Residence
Ford City, Pennsylvania

The Henry Livengood Memorial Highway of the U.S. Route 422 near Kittanning, Pennsylvania.

Henry L. Livengood (September 16, 1933 – December 17, 1988) is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. [1]
Early Life and Career[edit]
Livengood was born in Manorville, a small borough between Kittanning and Ford City. He moved to the latter years later and remained there until his death. A 1951 graduate of Ford City High School, Livengood served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953.[2]
He married the former Cheryl F. Jenkins, and together they had six children (Karen Watterson, Kimberly Benigni, Kathie Olinger, Kelly Szymanski, Keith Livengood, & Kristen Livengood). Cheryl died from breast cancer in 1982 and he remarried Donna Shotts.
Livengood’s foursome into public service began seven years prior to the legislature in 1970, when he was selected to a council seat in Manorville borough. One year later, he was elected to the office of Armstrong County Recorder of Deeds, register of wills, and clerk of orphans’ court. He held this office until his death in 1988.
Livengood was first elected to the 60th Legislative District in 1976. Among his accomplishments were the start of construction of the A-15 bypass, the fabled ‘missing link’ that joined Route 422 in Manor Township with State Routes 66 and 28. Though Livengood died before construction was complete, his legacy was memorialized when the road was finally completed and opened in 2001 as the Henry Livengood Highway. Livengood also championed the construction of the Armstrong County Airport in South Buffalo Township.
Livengood served in the legislature until his death in December 1988, just over a month after winning election to his sixth term in office over his Republican challenger, realtor John Oliver.
Death[edit]
Livengood had a history of heart-related ailments for most of his adult life, having suffered a heart attack fifteen years prior to his death, and undergoing two heart bypass surgeries. Livengo
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