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ROBERT W. O'DONNELL


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1974 198 Democrat
1975 198 Democrat
1976 198 Democrat
1977 198 Democrat
1978 198 Democrat
1979 198 Democrat
1980 198 Democrat
1981 Minority Caucus Chairman 198 Democrat
1982 Minority Caucus Chairman 198 Democrat
1983 Majority Whip 198 Democrat
1984 Majority Whip 198 Democrat
1985 Majority Whip 198 Democrat
1986 Majority Whip 198 Democrat
1987 198 Democrat
1988 198 Democrat
1989 Majority Floor Leader, Speaker 198 Democrat
1990 Majority Floor Leader, Speaker 198 Democrat
1991 Speaker 198 Democrat
1992 Speaker 198 Democrat
1993 198 Democrat
 Counties   Philadelphia

Biography

09/25/1943 -

O’DONNELL, Robert W., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 25, 1943; B.A., Temple University, 1966; J.D., Temple University Law School, 1969; attended LaSalle College, New York University Law School, and the Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by Special Election, May 21, 1974 to serve the remaining 1973 term; Sworn-In, June 10, 1974 and was reelected for 10 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Minority Caucus Chair (1981-1982); elected, Majority Whip (1983-1988); elected, Majority Leader (1989-January 23, 1990); elected, Speaker (January 23, 1990-1992); appointed, Pennsylvania MILRITE Council (1981-1982); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1981-1992); Pennsylvania State Chair, Clinton/Gore Presidential Campaign (1992); president, Pennsylvania Electoral College (1992); resigned from the House, December 31, 1993; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Governor (1994); counsel, Saul Ewing, Philadelphia; counsel, Thorp, Reed and Armstrong, LLP, Pittsburgh; partner, O’Donnell Associates (1995-present); member, Public Finance Practice Group; instructor, state and local government law, Drexel University School of Law; interim debt coordinator for Linda Thompson, mayor of Harrisburg (2011).
 
 
 
Archival Collections


Papers of Hon. Robert W. O’Donnell, 1974-1999, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.