Michael M. Dawida (D) was born September 4, 1949, in Pittsburgh, son of Mathew and Edna Robert Dawida; graduated, Carrick High School, 1967; University of Pittsburgh (B.A.), 1971; Hamline Law School (J.D.), 1977; married Audrey Mielcuszny; 3 children.
Adolescent caseworker, 1969-77; attorney, 1977-78; member, Regional Advisory Council, Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, University of Pittsburgh; Italian Sons & Daughters Association; Polish Falcons; Greek Catholic Union; Knights of Equity; Carrick Eagles; Baldwin Volunteer Fire Department; Kosciuszko Foundation, Friends of Carrick Library; Carrick & Arlington Community Councils, Tri-State Conference on Steel; board member, Elder-Ado Senior Center, American Wind Symphony, Steel Valley Authority, Foundation for Abraxas, Generations Together, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, New Heritage, Incorporated; board of trustees, Alumni Association Board of Trustees, University of Pittsburgh.
Kosciuszko Foundation 1990 Citizen of the Year; PA Jewish Coalition Senator of the Year, 1990.
Pa. House of Representatives, 1979-88; elected to Pa. Senate in 1988; Democratic Chairman, Finance Committee; left office 1996.
Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 83; Volume 109, December 1989. Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-14; Volume 112, December 1995.