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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1973 24 Democrat
1974 24 Democrat
1975 24 Democrat
1976 24 Democrat
1977 24 Democrat
1978 24 Democrat
1979 24 Democrat
1980 24 Democrat
 Counties   Allegheny


08/14/1947 - 11/07/2013

RHODES, Joseph, Jr.,  a Representative from Allegheny County; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., August 14, 1947; graduated, Westinghouse High School; B.S., history, California Institute of Technology, 1969; post-graduate work, Intellectual History, as Junior Fellow, Harvard University, 1969-1972; employed, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1967); Caltech Student Research Project (1968); consultant, Office of the Secretary, HEW (1968-1971); member, President’s Committee on Voluntary Service (1969); consultant, White House Counsel to President (1969-1970); member, MESPU Panel, Office of Education (1969-1970); HEW Secretary’s Committee on New Structures in Higher Education, The Newman Committee (1969-1972); staff researcher, Ford Foundation (1969-1970); lecturer, School of Education, University of Massachusetts (1969-1970); member, President’s Commission on Campus Unrest (1970); visiting lecturer, California State College (1971); advisory panel, National Endowment for the Humanities (1971); instructor, University of Pittsburgh (1972); consultant, University of Massachusetts (1973); contributor, the New Republic, the New York Times and the University of Massachusetts Education Series; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1972; reelected to 3 more consecutive terms; member, Governor’s Justice Commission; member, Pennsylvania’s Commission on Crime and Delinquency; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1980); unsuccessful campaign, United States Senate (1980); corporate planning, Westinghouse Electric Corporation; Deputy Secretary for Development, Pennsylvania Department of Commerce (1987-1988); appointed, member, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (1988-1994); died, November 7, 2013 in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
Archival Collections

Joseph Rhodes, Jr. Papers, 1970-1980, (MG-407), Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg.