Herman T. Schneebeli

Herman Theodore Schneebeli (July 7, 1907 – May 6, 1982) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Herman T. Schneebeli
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 17th district
In office
April 26, 1960 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byAlvin Bush
Succeeded byAllen E. Ertel
Personal details
Herman Theodore Schneebeli

(1907-07-07)July 7, 1907
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
DiedMay 6, 1982(1982-05-06) (aged 74)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Alma materMercersburg Academy
Dartmouth College (AB), (MBA)

Herman Schneebeli was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Barbara (née Schneider) and Alfred Schneebeli, both Swiss immigrants.[1][2] He graduated from Mercersburg Academy in 1926, Dartmouth College in 1930, and Tuck School of Business in 1931. He worked as a commission distributor for Gulf Oil Corporation and an automobile dealer in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He served as a captain in the Army Ordnance Department during the Second World War from 1942 to 1946.

He was elected as a Republican to the 86th United States Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Alvin Bush, and was reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1976.

The Herman T. Schneebeli Earth Science Center at Penn State University and the Herman T. Schneebeli Federal Building are named in his honor.


  • United States Congress. "Herman T. Schneebeli (id: S000135)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
  • New York Times Obituary
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district

Succeeded by