‘King of Asphalt’ Bud Shuster dies at age 91

Shuster can be be identified for the ethics investigation regarding his use of marketing campaign funds and his relationship together with his longtime aide, Ann M. Eppard, who stop to turned a transportation lobbyist earlier than Shuster turned Transportation chairman in 1995.

In October 2000, the Home Ethics Committee, in a letter of reproval, discovered that Eppard performed a serious function in Shuster’s workplace for 18 months after she turned a lobbyist, together with scheduling and advisory providers.

In a speech on the Home ground on the time, Shuster accepted the discovering however defended his habits. He mentioned he had accepted the letter, a negotiated settlement, to place the problem behind him and “cease the hemorrhaging of authorized charges.” The letter of reproval, the mildest type of punishment obtainable to the committee, didn’t require additional motion by the Home.

After profitable his Home seat in 1972, Shuster hardly ever needed to exert himself politically. In 14 elections, he ran unopposed 9 occasions.

Born Elmer Greinert Shuster on Jan. 23, 1932, in Glassport, Pa., Shuster grew up in a conservative district whose financial system as soon as relied on the railroad and mining operations. He earned a bachelor’s diploma on the College of Pittsburgh, a grasp’s in enterprise administration at Duquesne College and later a enterprise doctorate at American College. Shuster additionally served within the U.S. Military between 1954 and 1956 as an infantry lieutenant.

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