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ROBERT K. HAMILTON


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1941-1942 Democrat
1943-1944 Democrat
1945-1946 Democrat
1949-1950 Democrat
1951-1952 Democrat
1953-1954 Democrat
1955-1956 Democrat
1957-1958 Democrat
1959 Democrat
1960 Democrat
1961 Democrat
1962 Democrat
1963 Democrat
1964 Democrat
1965 Speaker Democrat
1966 Speaker Democrat
1967 Minority Policy Committee Chairman 16 Democrat
1968 Minority Policy Committee Chairman 16 Democrat
1969 16 Democrat
1970 16 Democrat
1971 16 Democrat
1972 16 Democrat
 Counties   Beaver

Biography

09/03/1905 - 11/10/1986

HAMILTON, Robert Kennedy, a Representative from Beaver County; born in Roswell, Chaves County, NM, September 3, 1905; graduated, Peabody High School; B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; LL.B, J.D., Duquesne University; second lieutenant, ROTC Infantry (1928-1930); second lieutenant, Battery B, 107th field artillery, United States Army (1930-1934); second lieutenant, Horse Officer and  Reconnaissance Officer, Operational Response Command, Pennsylvania National Guard Reserves; farmer; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1940, 1942 and 1944; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1946); reelected to the House in 1948 and served 12 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Speaker (1965-1966); appointed, Local Government Commission (1955-1964; vice-chair, 1961-1964); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1961-1962, 1967-1974); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1965-1966); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1965-1966); appointed, General State Authority (1965-1966); appointed, State Highway and Bridge Authority (1965-1966); appointed, State Public School Building Authority (1965-1966); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1972); died, November 10, 1986 in Ambridge, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; interred, Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Daugherty Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.