GEIST, Richard A., a Representative from Blair County; born in Altoona, Blair County, Pa., November 21, 1944; graduated, Altoona Area High School, 1962; A.S., drafting/design technology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1965; Kellogg Fellowship and Public Affairs Leadership Program; consulting engineer (12 years); member, Blair County Republican Committee; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1979 term; reelected to 15 more consecutive terms; elected, Minority Caucus Chair (1993-1994); appointed, Pennsylvania MILRITE Council (1981-1992); appointed, chair, High Speed Intercity Rail Passenger Commission (1985-1986); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1993-1994); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (2012); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (2004, 2012); proprietor, Richard A. Geist Consulting (2013-2019); died, August 29, 2019 in Russia.
Papers of Hon. Richard A. Geist, 1979-2012, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.
Papers of Hon. Richard A. Geist, 1979-2012 (2020), Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.