Allyson Y. Schwartz, born in 1948, in New York state, daughter of Everett and Renee Perl Young; Simmons College (B.A.), 1970; Bryn Mawr College of Social Work & Societal Resources (M.S.S.), 1972; married David Schwartz; 2 children.
Founder, Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center for Women, 1975; former acting commissioner, 1st department commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Human Services, 1988-90; founding member, Women’s Way; board of trustees, Beaver College, Chestnut Hill Healthcare; board member, National Conference of State Legislatures Women’s Network, Philadelphia Health Management Corporation, Allens Lane Art Center, Center for Responsible Funding, American Jewish Congress; member, Montgomery County Committee for Women & Families, Families Of Murder Victims Advisory Board, State Board of Education, Pa. Historical & Museum Commission, Education Committee of the States, National Conference of State Legislatures Executive Committee, National Council of State Legislatures Assembly of Federal Issues.
Elected to Pa. Senate 1990; minority chair, Education Committee[FD1]; member, Aging & Youth, Banking & Insurance, Public Health & Welfare, State Government Commission; left office November 30, 2004.
Elected to United States House of Representatives 2005.
Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-20; Volume 114, December, 1999.