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JAMES P. RITTER


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1965 Democrat
1966 Democrat
1967 131 Democrat
1968 131 Democrat
1969 131 Democrat
1970 131 Democrat
1971 131 Democrat
1972 131 Democrat
1973 131 Democrat
1974 131 Democrat
1975 131 Democrat
1976 131 Democrat
1977 131 Democrat
1978 131 Democrat
1979 131 Democrat
1980 131 Democrat
1981 Minority Policy Committee Chairman 131 Democrat
1982 Minority Policy Committee Chairman 131 Democrat
 Counties   Lehigh

Biography

10/30/1930 - 05/04/2015

RITTER, James P., a Representative from Lehigh County; born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., October 30, 1930; graduated, Allentown High School, 1948; attended, International Correspondence School; attended, The Pennsylvania State University; sergeant, Security Agency, United States Army (1950-1954, Korean War); design draftsman, PA Power & Light Company; design draftsman, Lehigh Structural Steel; elected, alderman (1961; reelected, 1967); member, Lehigh County Democratic Party; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1965 term and served 8 more consecutive terms; elected, Minority Policy Committee Chairman (1981-1982); appointed, Local Government Commission (1973-1978); chair, Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Council; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1982); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1982); lobbyist (1983-1993); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1994); died, May 4, 2015 in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.