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Ritter, James P., 1930-2015



RITTER, James P., a Representative from Lehigh County; born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., October 30, 1930; graduated, Allentown High School, 1948; attended, International Correspondence School; attended, The Pennsylvania State University; sergeant, Security Agency, United States Army (1950-1954, Korean War); design draftsman, PA Power and Light Company; design draftsman, Lehigh Structural Steel; elected, alderman (1961; reelected, 1967); member, Lehigh County Democratic Party; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1965 term and served 8 more consecutive terms; elected, Minority Policy Committee Chairman (1981-1982); appointed, Local Government Commission (1973-1978); chair, Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Council; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1982); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1982); lobbyist (1983-1993); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1994); died, May 4, 2015 in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; interred, Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

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Benjamin Franklin Symposium, 1977-1979

Identifier: 2021.033
Scope and Contents The Benjamin Franklin Symposium was created in the 1975-1976 Regular Session with House Resolution 250. The first symposium was held January 17-19, 1977. To quote a 1977 editorial release for KDKA Radio 1020: "This year Pennsylvania's lawmakers will attempt to get a broader perspective on some of the long-range problems facing the state before they get down to their immediate nuts and bolts business. All 253 members of the legislature have been invited to participate in a three-day symposium...
Dates: 1977-01 - 1979-01