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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1955-1956 Democrat
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1959 Democrat
1960 Democrat
1961 Majority Whip Democrat
1962 Majority Whip Democrat
1963 Minority Whip Democrat
1964 Minority Whip Democrat
1965 Majority Floor Leader Democrat
1966 Majority Floor Leader Democrat
 Counties   Philadelphia


02/12/1921 - 03/24/2004

EILBERG, Joshua, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, February 12, 1921 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Central High School; B.S., University of Pennsylvania; LL.B., Temple University Law School; lieutenant, United States Naval Reserve; attorney; assistant district attorney, Philadelphia (1952-1954); leader, 54th Ward Democratic Committee; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1955 term and served 5 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Whip (1961-1962); elected, Minority Whip (1963-1964); elected, Majority Leader (1965-1966); appointed, Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1963-1966); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1965-1966); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1965-1966); elected, delegate, Democrat National Conventions (1960, 1964, 1968); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1966); elected, United States Congress (1967-1979); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to Congress (1978); died, March 24, 2004 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Montefiore Cemetery, Fox Chase, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.   


Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Joshua Eilberg, Democratic Representative from Pennsylvania. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

After 10 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, JOSHUA EILBERG went on to serve in congress