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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1971 43 Republican
1972 43 Republican
1973 43 Republican
1974 43 Republican
1975 43 Republican
1976 43 Republican
1977 43 Republican
1978 43 Republican
1979 43 Republican
1980 43 Republican
 Counties   Allegheny


05/12/1932 - 05/30/2016

KNEPPER, James Wallace, Jr., a Representative from Allegheny County; born in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., May 12, 1932; graduated, Carnegie High School; B.S., Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1957; first lieutenant, 82nd Airborne Division, senior parachutist, United States Army Paratroops (1954-1957); newspaper publisher; president, Knepper Press Corporation; member and president, Carlynton School Board; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1970; reelected to serve 4 more consecutive terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1980); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Auditor General (1980); executive director, Pennsylvania Human Resource Committee (1983-1984); Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (1984-1987); died, May 30, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Union Dale Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 
Archival Collections

Papers of Hon. James W. Knepper, Jr., 1971-1980, The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.