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Gibson E. Armstrong
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
January 4, 1977[1] – November 30, 1984
Preceded by Sherman Hill
Succeeded by John Barley
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 13th district

In office
January 1, 1985 – November 30, 2008
Preceded by Richard Snyder
Succeeded by Lloyd Smucker
Personal details
Born August 28, 1943(1943-08-28) (age 79)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Martha Wilson
Residence Providence Township, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Westminster College

Gibson E. Armstrong (born August 28, 1943) is an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 13th district from 1984 to 2009. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 100th district from 1977 to 1984.

Early life and education

Armstrong was born in Butler, Pennsylvania to S. Gibson and Helene Burns Armstrong.[2] He graduated with a BBA from Westminster College in 1965. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 to 1969 in the Vietnam War.[3][4]


Armstrong chaired the Appropriations Committee and Banking and Insurance Committees and was a member of the Finance Committee, Labor and Industry Committee, Rules Committee and the Urban Affairs Committee.

His son, Gibson C. Armstrong, held his father's former state house seat from 2002 to 2006, when he was defeated in the Republican primary due to voter anger at the 2005 legislative pay raise. The elder Armstrong had supported, voted for and accepted the pay raise, while the younger Armstrong voted against it and did not take it.


  1. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Session of 1977 - 16lst of the General Assembly - Vol. 1, No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1977-01-04.
  2. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Pennsylvania House of Representative - GIBSON E. ARMSTRONG Biography". Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  3. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Pennsylvania State Senate - Gibson E Armstrong Biography". Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  4. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Gib Armstrong Profile". Pennsylvania Senate Republican Caucus. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2008-11-20.

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