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RUTH B. HARPER


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1977 196 Democrat
1978 196 Democrat
1979 196 Democrat
1980 196 Democrat
1981 196 Democrat
1982 196 Democrat
1983 196 Democrat
1984 196 Democrat
1985 196 Democrat
1986 196 Democrat
1987 196 Democrat
1988 196 Democrat
1989 196 Democrat
1990 196 Democrat
1991 196 Democrat
1992 196 Democrat
 Counties   Philadelphia

Biography

12/24/1927 - 02/13/2006

HARPER, Ruth B., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in Hinesville, Liberty County, Ga., December 24, 1927; graduated, Cuyler-Beach High School; attended, Berean Institute School of Cosmetology and Business; attended, Flamingo Modeling and Charm School; attended, the Philadelphia Miniversity; attended, LaSalle College; attended, Moore College of Art; owner and director, Ruth Harper’s Modeling and Charm School (1963-2004); instructor, Simon Gratz High School and Strawberry Mansion Junior High School; columnist, Tioga News; leader, 13th Ward Democratic Committee, 23rd Division; founder and president, North Central Women’s Political Caucus; elected, member, Democratic National Committee (1979-1996); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1977 term and served 7 consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (1979-1984); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1992); died, February 13, 2006 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Magnolia Memorial Gardens, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.