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JAMES R. MERRY


 

Sessions

Session Year Position District Party
1981- 1982 5 Republican
1983- 1984 5 Republican
1985- 1986 5 Republican
1987- 1988 5 Republican
1989- 1990 5 Republican
1991- 1992 5 Republican
1993- 1994 5 Republican
1995- 1996 5 Republican
 Counties   Crawford, Erie

Biography

08/21/1927 - 02/01/2001

MERRY, James R., a Representative from Erie and Crawford Counties; born, Andover, Ashtabula County, Oh., August 21, 1927; graduated, Linesville High School; graduated, General Motors Institute of Technology, 1949; private, United States Army (1945-1946, World War II); owner, Western Auto Store (1955-1980); director and president, Linesville Chamber of Commerce (1958-1959, 1979-1980); elected, president, council, Linesville Borough (1959-1971); director, Senior Citizen Housing Development (PALFUND) (1969-1992); member, Crawford County Industrial Authority (1972-1989); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1980; served 7 more consecutive terms; appointed, Local Government Commission (1993-1996; chair, 1995-1996); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1996); died, February 1, 2001 in Conneautville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; interred, Linesville Cemetery, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.