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JOSEPH R. PITTS


 

Sessions

Session Year Position District Party
1973- 1974 158 Republican
1975- 1976 158 Republican
1977- 1978 158 Republican
1979- 1980 158 Republican
1981- 1982 158 Republican
1983- 1984 158 Republican
1985- 1986 158 Republican
1987- 1988 158 Republican
1989- 1990 Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 158 Republican
1991- 1992 Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 158 Republican
1993- 1994 Minority Appropriations Committee Chairman 158 Republican
1995- 1996 Majority Appropriations Committee Chairman 158 Republican
 Counties   Chester

Biography

10/10/1939 -

PITTS, Joseph R., a Representative from Chester County; born, October 10, 1939 in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky.; A.B., Asbury College, 1961; M.Ed., West Chester State College (now West Chester University of Pennsylvania), 1972; captain, Strategic Air Command, United States Air Force (1963-1969, Vietnam War); high school science and math teacher; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1973 term and served 11 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Minority Appropriations Chair (1988-1994); elected, Majority Appropriations Chair (1995-1996); appointed, Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee (1981-1982); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committees (1983-1988); appointed, Commonwealth Committee on Bicentennial of United States Constitution (1987); appointed, chair, Legislative Bicentennial Subcommittee (1987-1988); appointed, board, State Employees’ Retirement System (1993-1994); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1996); elected, United States Congress (1997-2017); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (2004).

 

 

Archival Collections

Papers of Congressman Joseph R. Pitts, Special Collections, Asbury University Library, Wilmore, KY. (unprocessed)


 



After 12 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, JOSEPH R. PITTS went on to serve in congress