JULY 30, 1951-OCT. 8, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John F. "Jack" Nelson III, age 58, of 1956 Bell Ave., Chambersburg, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at Chambersburg Hospital.
Born July 30, 1951, in Apollo, Pa., he was a son of John F. Nelson II of New Bern, N.C., and the late Dorothy Urash Nelson.
A veteran of the Pennsylvania National Guard, Jack was a graduate of Bucknell University, and he earned his juris doctorate from Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pa. The current Franklin County District Attorney, Jack was the longest-serving elected official in the county, and he was the second-longest-serving district attorney in Pennsylvania state history. He was a member of the Franklin County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, and very active in countless criminal justice committees within the county. He was also the creator of the Franklin County Drug Task Force.