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KENNETH J. COLE


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1975 Representative 91 Democrat
1976 Representative 91 Democrat
1977 Representative 91 Democrat
1978 Representative 91 Democrat
1979 Representative 91 Democrat
1980 Representative 91 Democrat
1981 Representative 91 Democrat
1982 Representative 91 Democrat
1983 Representative 91 Democrat
1984 Representative 91 Democrat
1985 Representative 91 Democrat
1986 Representative 91 Democrat
1987 Representative 91 Democrat
1988 Representative 91 Democrat
1989 Representative 91 Democrat
1990 Representative 91 Democrat
1991 Representative 91 Democrat
1992 Representative 91 Democrat
 Counties   Adams, York

Biography

02/13/1936 -

Adams and York Counties (1975-1982), Adams County (1983-1992)

COLE, Kenneth J., a Representative from Adams and York Counties; born in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa., February 13, 1936; graduated, Delone Catholic High School; attended, Gettysburg College; served, United States Navy (1954-1958); member, Democratic State Committee (1964-1968); president, Adams County Young Democrats; unsuccessful campaign treasurer, Adams County (1965); land procurement officer, Memphis, Tn. (1965-1971); Pennsylvania Congressional aide, 19th District; employed, Pennsylvania Bureau of Lotteries (1971-1974); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1975 term; reelected to serve 7 consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (1976-1986); appointed, Select Committee on Three Mile Island (1979); appointed, Select Committee on Safe Drinking Water (1984); appointed, Select Committee on Seasonal Farm Laborers (1984); appointed, Chesapeake Bay Commission (1986-1992); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1992); assistant to the Speaker, Democratic Caucus, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1993); chair, Susquehanna River Basin Commission (1994-1996); United States Federal Commissioner, United States Department of the Interior (1994-1996); elected, alternate delegate, Democratic National Convention (2000).



Archival Collections

Papers of Kenneth J. Cole, 1974-1992, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.