Bud Shuster Obituary, Former Congressman Dies at 91
- john Gibson
Bud Shuster Obituary, Death – Bud Shuster, former U.S. Congressman, died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 91. WTAJ received confirmation from multiple individuals close to Shuster’s family that he had died. During his time in Congress, he served as Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he spearheaded major development projects such as Interstate 99, also known as “The Bud Shuster Highway.”
Pennsylvania State Representative Jim Gregory expressed his condolences on Shuster’s death, expressing gratitude for the former congressman’s remarkable service. “As I reflect on Chairman Shuster’s life and legacy, I am grateful for his service and support of many, many Blair County projects.” Every time I drive on the enlarged Interstate 99, also known as the Bud Shuster Highway in Blair County, I think about his dedication to Pennsylvania and infrastructure projects across the country.
He became a legend in Congress as one of the most influential leaders, and I know the communities in my district are better for it. “My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends,” Gregory stated. Bedford County Development Association President Bette Slayton expressed astonishment and sadness at Shuster’s death. She added that the congressman had a significant impact on her town when they worked together to attract businesses and jobs to Bedford County.
“His legacy is the economic impact of everything he did for our region.” It takes place in a variety of settings. It’s not only the roads, water, or sewer; it’s the triumphs, the victories, the knowledge that we can compete on a national level, attract world-class firms, and enjoy the jobs and fruits of his effort. It’s practically impossible to put into words his legacy. “It’s so vast and deep,” Slayton observed.
Shuster was born on January 23, 1932, in Glassport, Pennsylvania. Shuster attended three universities before entering Congress. He earned a Bachelor of Science in 1954 from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Business Administration in 1960 from Duquesne University, and a Doctorate in 1967 from American University in Washington, DC. From 1954 to 1956, he also served in the United States Army. On Jan. 3, 1973, he was elected as a Republican to the 93rd Congress, and he served in 14 subsequent Congresses until Feb. 3, 2001.