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JAMES F. PRENDERGAST


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1959 Democrat
1960 Democrat
1961 Democrat
1962 Democrat
1963 Democrat
1964 Democrat
1965 Majority Caucus Secretary Democrat
1966 Majority Caucus Secretary Democrat
1967 Minority Caucus Chairman 136 Democrat
1968 Minority Caucus Chairman 136 Democrat
1969 Majority Whip 136 Democrat
1970 Majority Whip 136 Democrat
1971 Majority Whip 136 Democrat
1972 Majority Whip 136 Democrat
1973 Minority Caucus Chairman 136 Democrat
1974 Minority Caucus Chairman 136 Democrat
1975 Majority Caucus Administrator 136 Democrat
1976 Majority Caucus Administrator 136 Democrat
1977 Majority Caucus Administrator 136 Democrat
1978 Majority Caucus Administrator 136 Democrat
 Counties   Northampton

Biography

02/05/1917 - 04/30/1985

PRENDERGAST, James F., a Representative from Northampton County; born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., February 5, 1917; graduated, Easton High School.; B.A., Lafayette College, 1938; LL.B., George Washington University Law School, 1951; served, United States Marine Corps (World War II); attorney; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve the 1959 term and reelected for 9 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Caucus Secretary (1965-1966); elected, Minority Caucus Chairman (1967-1968, 1973-1974); elected, Majority Whip (1969-1972); elected, Majority Caucus Administrator (1975-1978); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1963-1964); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1967-1974); delegate, Pennsylvania’s Constitutional Convention (1968); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1978); died, April 30, 1985 in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; interred, Gethsemane Cemetery, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.