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RICHARD J. CESSAR


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1971 30 Republican
1972 30 Republican
1973 30 Republican
1974 30 Republican
1975 30 Republican
1976 30 Republican
1977 Minority Policy Committee Chairman 30 Republican
1978 Minority Policy Committee Chairman 30 Republican
1979 Majority Policy Committee Chairman 30 Republican
1980 Majority Policy Committee Chairman 30 Republican
1981 Majority Whip 30 Republican
1982 Majority Whip 30 Republican
1983 Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1984 Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1985 Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1986 Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1987 Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1988 Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1989 Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1990 Minority Caucus Secretary 30 Republican
1991 30 Republican
1992 30 Republican
1993 30 Republican
1994 30 Republican
 Counties   Allegheny

Biography

12/01/1928 -

CESSAR, Richard J., "Rick," a Representative from Allegheny County; born in Etna, Allegheny County, Pa., December 1, 1928; attended, All Saints School; graduated, Etna High School; B.A., Rio Grande College, Oh.; motorcycle police officer, Etna (10 years); Legislative Assistant, Pennsylvania State Representative Lee A. Donaldson (1967-1970); Republican Chairman, Borough of Etna (1970-1984); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1970; served 11 more consecutive terms; elected, Minority Policy Chairman (1977-1978); elected, Majority Policy Chairman (1979-1980); elected, Majority Whip (1981-1982); elected, Republican Caucus Secretary (1983-1990); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1981-1982); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1994); appointed, board member, Pennsylvania State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons (1997-2001); lobbyist.



Archival Collections

Papers of Hon. Richard J. Cessar, 1974-1991, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.