James J Rhoades
James J. Rhoades, born December 5, 1941 in Waterbury, Conn., son of the late Earl and Stella Rhoades; Mahanoy Area H.S., 1959; E. Stroudsburg Univ. (B.S.), 1964; Lehigh Univ. (M.Ed.), 1966; grad.studies, Lehigh Univ., Bloomsburg Univ., E. Stroudsburg Univ., Penn State Univ.; frmr. teacher/coach: Pottsville H.S., Mahanoy Area H.S.; frmr. principal: Mahanoy Area Jr. H.S.;
mem.: PHEAA, State Bd. of Educ., Educ. Comm. of States, Mining & Reclamation Adv. Bd.,
Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Lions, BPOE, Humane Fire Co. #1, Schuylkill Co. Chap. Natl.
Football Found. & Hall of Fame, Jerry Wolman Chap. Pa. Sports Hall of Fame, NRA, St. Canicus Ch.; bd. of govs.: State System of Higher Educ. (SSHE); elected to Pa. Senate 1980; died in office 2009; married Mary Edith; 3 children; 5 grandchildren.