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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1941-1942 Democrat
1943-1944 Democrat
1945-1946 Democrat
 Counties   Philadelphia


04/10/1910 - 05/27/1983

TATE, James H. J., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, April 10, 1910 in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; attended, Northeast Evening High School; attended, Central Evening High School; attended, Strayers’ Business College; attended, Tucker Institute; LL.B., Temple University School of Law; insurance agent; engaged in public relations business; law clerk, Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court; secretary, Workmen’s Compensation Committee, Philadelphia; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1941 term; reelected to serve 2 consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, Joint State Government Commission Sub-Committee on State-Local Highway Financing (1945-1946); not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1947 term; elected, council, city of Philadelphia (1952-1964; president pro tempore, 1954-1955; president, 1955-1964); elected, mayor, city of Philadelphia (1962-1972); died, May 27, 1983 in Somers Point, Atlantic County, New Jersey; interred, Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Archival Collections

Records of the Administration of James H. J. Tate, 1962-1972. Philadelphia City Archives, Department of Records, Philadelphia, Pa.
Mayor James H. J. Tate, Urban Archives Film and Video Collection, Temple University Digital Collections, Philadelphia, Pa.