Joe Zeller: A timeline
Sept. 19, 1918: Born in Campus, Ill., to Carl and Frances Zeller.
1918 - 1933: Raised in Godly, Ill.
1933: Moves with younger brother, Frank, to southern Indiana where he works on farm.
1938: Becomes apprentice electrician.
1941: Becomes journeyman electrician; works in this capacity throughout career.
1942 - 1945: Serves in Navy during World War II.
1948: Settles in Emmaus.
1951 - 1953: Serves in Navy during Korean War.
1954: Establishes Emmaus Taxpayers League.
1961: Elected Emmaus councilman.
1965: Elected Emmaus mayor.
1970: Elected 134th Legislative District state representative, serving five consecutive terms.
1978: Wins general election to Pennsylvania Legislature by 721 votes.
1980: Announces he won’t seek re-election to Pennsylvania Legislature.
1982: Retires, allocates time to organizations, associations and boards.