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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1983 133 Democrat
1984 133 Democrat
1985 133 Democrat
1986 133 Democrat
1987 133 Democrat
1988 133 Democrat
1989 133 Democrat
1990 133 Democrat
1991 133 Democrat
 Counties   Lehigh


07/26/1950 -

McHALE, Paul F., Jr., a Representative from Lehigh County; born in Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pa., July 26, 1950; graduated, Liberty High School; B.A., Lehigh University, 1972; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1977; served, United States Marine Corps (1972-1974); served, United States Marine Corps Reserve (1974-present); attorney; Fountain Hill Planning Commission (1977-1980); member, Lehigh County Young Democrats (1978-1984); member, Lehigh County Executive Democratic Committee (1980-1982); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1980); adjunct professor, Northampton County Community College (1981); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1983 term and served 4 more consecutive terms; appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (1983-1986); resigned from the House, February 25, 1991; elected, United States Congress (1993-1999); appointed, United States Assistant Secretary of Defense, Homeland Security (2003-2009); president, Civil Support International LLC (2009-present).
Archival Collections

Papers of Paul McHale, 1993-1998, Special Collections, Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA.

After 9 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, PAUL McHALE went on to serve in congress