HARRISBURG — The Republican Party of Pennsylvania officially recognized the achievements of a great American: international philanthropist Dr. John Templeton, Jr. during their annual Fall Meeting in Harrisburg.
A resident of Bryn Mawr, Dr. John Templeton, Jr. left an illustrious career at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to become more deeply involved with the John Templeton Foundation, the non-profit organization which awards the prestigious Templeton Prize for achievements in the world of spiritual thought.
During the course of his life, he also developed a strong reputation for supporting conservative candidates and values. In 2010, Politics Magazine listed him as one of the Top 50 Republican Influencers in Pennsylvania.
“Dr. John Templeton, Jr. worked hard to elect conservatives candidates at all levels of government,” the memorial resolution, submitted by Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason, reads, “He was someone who refused to stand by when he saw injustice and suffering in the world, and was a good man and amazing friend who dedicated himself to making the world a better place.”
The Republican Party of Pennsylvania’s Fall Meeting is taking place from September 18th through September 19th at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg.