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John Haines Ware III (August 29, 1908 – July 31, 1997) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

John H. Ware III
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th district
In office
November 3, 1970 – January 3, 1973
Preceded byGeorge Watkins
Succeeded byBud Shuster
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975
Preceded byWilliam Green, III
Succeeded byRichard T. Schulze
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 19th district
In office
January 3, 1961 – August 28, 1970[1]
Preceded byThomas Harney
Succeeded byJohn Stauffer
Personal details
John Haines Ware III

August 29, 1908
Vineland, New Jersey
DiedJuly 31, 1997(1997-07-31) (aged 88)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Ware Dormitory in the Fall.

John H. Ware was born in Vineland, New Jersey. He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1930. He was a public utility executive with American Water, and a burgess of the borough of Oxford from 1956 to 1960. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, 1961–1970, and chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican finance committee. He was a trustee of the Lincoln University and the University of Pennsylvania. The middle college house in Penn's Quadrangle is named in his honor. There is also a Boy Scout and Cub Scout camp named in his honor. Part of the Horseshoe Scout Reservation, Camp John H. Ware III hosts many programs for scouting such as summer camps, NYLT, and camporees.

He was elected simultaneously as a Republican to the 91st and to the 92nd Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George Watkins, and was reelected to the 93rd Congress, (November 3, 1970 – January 3, 1975); He was not a candidate for reelection in 1974. He died in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in July 1997.

On May 31, 2002, the U.S. Route 1 freeway in Chester County between the Maryland border and Kennett Square was designated the John H. Ware III Memorial Highway in honor of Ware, who pushed for the construction of the US 1 freeway in Chester County.[2]


  • United States Congress. "John H. Ware III (id: W000147)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ Cox, Harold (2004). "Pennsylvania Senate - 1969-1970" (PDF). Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.
  2. ^ Nosek, Valerie S. (June 2, 2002). "Highway dedicated in memory of Ware". Daily Local News. West Chester, PA. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Watkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Bud Shuster
Preceded by
William Green, III
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Richard T. Schulze