Tim Shaffer

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Tim Shaffer
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 21st district
In office
January 6, 1981 – November 30, 1996
Preceded byThomas Andrews
Succeeded byMary Jo White
Personal details
Born(1945-10-02)October 2, 1945[1]
Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedMay 3, 2022(2022-05-03) (aged 76)
Prospect, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Charles Timothy Shaffer (October 2, 1945 – May 3, 2022) was an American judge and politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 21st district from 1981 to 1996.[2]

Shaffer served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.[3]

In May 2010, he was nominated by Governor Ed Rendell to serve as a judge for the Butler County Magisterial District.[4] He was confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate[5] and served until his retirement in December 2015.[6]

He died at his home on May 3, 2022, at the age of 76.[7]


In 2018, Butler County Community College created The Shaffer School of Nursing and Allied Health after Shaffer donated $1 million to the school.[3]


  1. ^ The Pennsylvania Manual. 1981. Retrieved 2014-11-17.
  2. ^ Cox, Harold. "Senate Members S". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.
  3. ^ a b "Former state Sen. Shaffer donates $1M to BC3". www.alliednews.com. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - Charles T Shaffer Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Former state senator confirmed as Butler County district judge". www.post-gazette.com. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  6. ^ "C. Timothy Shaffer". www.ballotpedia.org. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  7. ^ Friel, Tyler (4 May 2022). "Former State Sen. Shaffer Dies". Butler Radio. Retrieved 4 May 2022.

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