Jack took eight years absence from his employment with the telephone company to serve on the House of Representatives, representing Butler County and surrounding area. Jack also served on the Council of Trustees at Slippery Rock University. Even though he and Jane had no children of their own, Jack enjoyed working with children, and served on committees for children such as Boy scouts of America, and March of dimes.
Jack and Jane, who were married for sixty-seven and a half years, were avid golfers, and loved to cruise. Some of their travels included the Caribbean, Bermuda, the New England States, Canada, Hawaii, and Alaska. One of their favorite places to visit was Williamsburg where they enjoyed the history and visiting the Plantations.