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Transcribed biography of Robert Daniel Harrington


The Robert Daniel Herrington family arrived in Porter County in 1965, part of the influx of people involved in building and operating the Bethlehem Steel Plant in Burns Harbor.

Robert and his wife, Jane, were both born in Massachusetts and grew up in the same small town, Palmer, Massachusetts. Robert received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University in 1952 and took a position as a "looper" with Bethlehem Steel, being assigned to the Lackawanna, New York plant. Jane received a B.S. from Simmons College. They were married in October 1952 and lived in Hamburg, New York. All four children were born in Lackawanna, New York.

In 1964 Robert was transferred to the Hot Strip Mill of the Burns Harbor plant. After one year in Bethlehem, Pa., the family moved to Valparaiso, building a home in Follis 3rd addition to Forest Park, 1907 Clover Lane, where they still reside.

Robert is now Asst. Supt. of the Service Division at the Burns Harbor plant and was elected to the City Council from Ward 1, taking office January 1, 1976.

Jane has served on various community organizations as president of the League of Women Voters of Porter County for two years and currently as president of the Youth Service Bureau. In 1973 she became the Director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and still works in that capacity.

In 1976 Patricia expects to graduate from Kalamazoo College in Michigan, Susan is a freshman at St. Mary's College in South Bend, Thomas is a senior at Valparaiso High School and Mary is a junior. The family are members of St. Paul's Church.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 117-118

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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