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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1939-1940 Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia


09/16/1902 - 06/08/1983

CORTESE, Americo Vespucci Virgillio, "Ric," a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, September 16, 1902 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Central High School, 1922; B.S., economics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, 1926; graduated, law department, University of Pennsylvania, 1929; teacher; lawyer; member, 2nd Ward Young Republicans of Philadelphia County; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1939 term; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House for the 1941 term; assistant district attorney, Philadelphia County; clerk, prothonotary's office, Common Pleas Court, Philadelphia (1955-1964); chief deputy prothonotary, Common Pleas Court, Philadelphia (1964-1970); elected, delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention (1967-1968); appointed, prothonotary, Common Pleas Court, Philadelphia (1971-1978); died, June 8, 1983 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.