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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: June 1, 2021 09:07 AM
From: Representative Todd Stephens and Rep. Meghan Schroeder
To: All House members
Subject: Renaming part of County Line Road in Horsham and Warminster Townships for James R. Doherty
In the future we plan to introduce legislation to honor U.S. Air Force Major James Doherty.
Jim Doherty served in the United States Air Force from March 20, 1943 to October 1955. Jim became a bomber pilot at the age of 18 and served in both the European and Pacific Theaters in World War II as a Second Lieutenant. He continued in the Reserves for an additional five years as a First Lieutenant pilot and was called back to serve in the Korean Conflict, stationed in Ramstein, Germany. He continued his service for an additional five years in the Air National Guard.
Jim also served his community in many roles such as a member of Horsham Township Council, Horsham Little League, Horsham Water and Sewer Authority, Horsham Township Parks and Recreation Board, Horsham Township Environmental Advisory Board and Horsham Township Vacancy Board. Jim also served as a member of the Hatboro-Horsham School District Board of Directors for 20 years, receiving many awards throughout his service. He was a member of the Horsham Lions for 10 years and the Horsham VFW for 20 years.  He was elected to the HH Hall of Fame for outstanding community service.
Jim was also dedicated to his faith, serving many roles at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatboro as the Finance Chairman, a council member, teacher, and as a member of the communion team.
Please join us in sponsoring this important piece of legislation.

Introduced as HB1560