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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1969 183 Democrat
1970 183 Democrat
1973 183 Democrat
1974 183 Democrat
1975 183 Democrat
1976 183 Democrat
 Counties   Philadelphia


03/27/1930 - 11/01/2017

TAYOUN, James J. "Jimmy," a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 27, 1930; B.S., Temple University, 1951; attended, Villanova University; served, United States Army (1953-1955); restaurateur; president, South Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1969 term; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House for the 1971 term; special assistant, Philadelphia Register of Wills (1972); reelected to the House for the 1973 and 1975 terms; resigned from the House, January 4, 1976; elected, council, Philadelphia (1976-1984, 1988-1992); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1984, 1986); publisher and editor, Philadelphia Public Record (1999-2016); unsuccessful campaign, State Senate (2004); died, November 1, 2017 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Tayoun, Jimmy.  Going to Prison.  Brunswick, ME: Biddle Publishing Company, 2002 (fifth edition).