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JAMES F. PRENDERGAST


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1959 Representative Democrat
1960 Representative Democrat
1961 Representative Democrat
1962 Representative Democrat
1963 Representative Democrat
1964 Representative Democrat
1965 Representative Majority Caucus Secretary Democrat
1966 Representative Majority Caucus Secretary Democrat
1967 Representative Minority Caucus Chairman Democrat
1968 Representative Minority Caucus Chairman Democrat
1969 Representative Majority Whip 136 Democrat
1970 Representative Majority Whip 136 Democrat
1971 Representative Majority Whip 136 Democrat
1972 Representative Majority Whip 136 Democrat
1973 Representative Minority Caucus Chairman 136 Democrat
1974 Representative Minority Caucus Chairman 136 Democrat
1975 Representative Majority Caucus Administrator 136 Democrat
1976 Representative Majority Caucus Administrator 136 Democrat
1977 Representative Majority Caucus Administrator 136 Democrat
1978 Representative 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; second lieutenant, United States Marine Corps (World War II; Navy Cross and double Purple Heart recipient); 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.