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K. LEROY IRVIS


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1959 Democrat
1960 Democrat
1961 Democrat
1962 Democrat
1963 Minority Caucus Chairman Democrat
1964 Minority Caucus Chairman Democrat
1965 Majority Caucus Chairman Democrat
1966 Majority Caucus Chairman Democrat
1967 Minority Whip 19 Democrat
1968 Minority Whip 19 Democrat
1969 Majority Floor Leader 19 Democrat
1970 Majority Floor Leader 19 Democrat
1971 Majority Floor Leader 19 Democrat
1972 Majority Floor Leader 19 Democrat
1973 Minority Whip 19 Democrat
1974 Minority Whip 19 Democrat
1975 Majority Floor Leader 19 Democrat
1976 Majority Floor Leader 19 Democrat
1977 Majority Floor Leader, Speaker 19 Democrat
1978 Majority Floor Leader, Speaker 19 Democrat
1979 Minority Floor Leader 19 Democrat
1980 Minority Floor Leader 19 Democrat
1981 Minority Floor Leader 19 Democrat
1982 Minority Floor Leader 19 Democrat
1983 Speaker 19 Democrat
1984 Speaker 19 Democrat
1985 Speaker 19 Democrat
1986 Speaker 19 Democrat
1987 Speaker 19 Democrat
1988 Speaker 19 Democrat
 Counties   Allegheny

Biography

12/27/1919 - 03/16/2006

IRVIS, K. Leroy, a Representative from Allegheny County; born, December 27, 1919 in Saugerties, Ulster County, NY; educated in the public schools of Albany; A.B., New York State Teachers College; M.A., education, University of New York, 1939; LL.B., J.D., University of Pittsburgh Law School, 1954, 1969; Doctor of Laws, Lincoln University, 1979; Doctor of Laws, State University of New York, Albany, 1986; teaching fellowship (1939); Owens Fellowship in Law; civilian attaché, War Department, aviation training division; school teacher; steel chipper, Crucible Steel, Pittsburgh; research assistant; editor, Pittsburgh Urban League Magazine; reporter, Pittsburgh Courier; secretary of public relations, Urban League of Pittsburgh; attorney; law clerk, Judges Anne X. Alpern, Loran Lewis (1955-1957); assistant district attorney, Allegheny County; solicitor; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1958; reelected to serve 14 more consecutive terms; elected, Minority Caucus Chairman (1963-1964); elected, Majority Caucus Chairman (1965-1966); elected, Minority Whip (1967-1968, 1973-1974); elected, Majority Leader (1969-1972, 1975- May 23, 1977); elected, Minority Leader (1979-1982); elected, Speaker (May 23, 1977-1978, 1983-1988); appointed, Joint State Commission (1963-1988); appointed, Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority (1981-1988); appointed, State Public School Building Authority (1981-1988); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1988); delegate, Pennsylvania’s Constitutional Convention (1968); elected, vice-chairman, Pennsylvania Delegation, Democratic National Convention (1976, 1980); chairman, credentials committee, Democratic National Convention (1988); law school professor; died, March 16, 2006 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.


  
Archival Collections

K. Leroy Irvis Papers, 1947-1995, AIS.1971.06, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh



Bibliography

Irvis, K. Leroy.  This Land of Fire.  Philadelphia:  Temple University Press, 1988.