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James J. Rhoades


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1981 29 Republican
1982 29 Republican
1983 29 Republican
1984 29 Republican
1985 29 Republican
1986 29 Republican
1987 29 Republican
1988 29 Republican
1989 29 Republican
1990 29 Republican
1991 29 Republican
1992 29 Republican
1993 29 Republican
1994 29 Republican
1995 29 Republican
1996 29 Republican
1997 29 Republican
1998 29 Republican
1999 29 Republican
2000 29 Republican
2001 29 Republican
2002 29 Republican
2003 29 Republican
2004 29 Republican
2005 29 Republican
2006 29 Republican
2007 29 Republican
2008 29 Republican
 Counties   Cambria, Carbon, Monroe, Schuylkill

Biography

1941 - 2009

Early Life:

James J. "Jim" Rhoades (R), born in 1941, in Waterbury, CT, son of Earl and Stella Krankowski; Mahanoy City High School, 1959; East Stroudsburg University (B.S.), 1964; Lehigh University (M.Ed.), 1966; graduate studies, Bloomsburg University, East Stroudsburg University; married Mary Edith Holland; 3 children.

Early Career:

Former teacher & coach, Pottsville High School., Mahanoy City High School; former principal, Mahanoy Area Jr. High School; member, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), State Board of Education, Education Committee of States, Mining & Reclamation Advisory Board, Phi Delta Kappa, Lions Club, Order of Elks, Humane Fire Company #1, Schuylkill County Chapter National Football Foundation & Hall of Fame, Jerry Wolman Chapter Pa. Sports Hall of Fame, NRA, St. Canicus Chapter.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected to Pa. Senate 1980; chair, Education Committee, Special Committee on Interscholastic Athletics; co-chair, Coal Caucus; member, Appropriations, Transportation Commission, Aging & Youth, Environmental Resources & Energy Commission; served until his death on October 18, 2008.

 

Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-20; Volume 114, December, 1999.