JOSEPH PRESTON, JR.
PRESTON, Joseph, Jr.,
a Representative from Allegheny County; born in Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, Pa., May 28, 1947; graduated, George Westinghouse High School, 1965; attended, Wilberforce University; B.A., political science, psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1979; issues chairman, regional director, Young Democrats of Allegheny County, Pa.; Democratic Committeeman, Allegheny County; organization analyst, Allegheny County; personnel administrator, City of Pittsburgh; commercial and industrial salesman; personnel analyst, Jones and Laughlin Steel; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1982; reelected to serve 14 more consecutive terms; appointed, board, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (1997-2000); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (2004, 2008); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (2012).
Papers of Hon. Joseph Preston, Jr., 1983-2012, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.