Wayne Curtis Weldon (born July 22, 1947) served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1987 to 2007, representing the 7th district of Pennsylvania.
Beginning in 1987, when Mr. Weldon was first elected to the US Congress, he championed maritime and port security. During his tenure he served on the Merchant Marine Committee, the Coast Guard Committee and retired as Vice Chairman of the Armed Services Committee as well as Vice Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee. He also organized and Chaired the Congressional Fire/EMS/Disaster Caucus for 20 years serving as America’s Honorary Fire Chief. In this capacity he has been on the scene of every major disaster in the US and worldwide over the last 25 years, including Hurricanes Andrew, Hugo, Katrina, Earthquakes at Loma Prieta/Northridge, L’Aquila, Haiti, Indonesian Tsunami, Beslan School Attack, Exxon Valdez, Mid-West Floods, Western Wildland & Forest Fires, NYC Trade Center ’93 & ’01, among others.