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Monday, December 10, 2018

Joe Zeller: A timeline

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Focus

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.