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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1965 Democrat
1966 Democrat
1967 Democrat
1968 Democrat
1971 180 Democrat
1972 180 Democrat
1973 180 Democrat
1974 180 Democrat
 Counties   Philadelphia


12/14/1924 - 01/20/2008

LEDERER, William J., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 14, 1924; graduated, North East High School, 1946; A.B., political science, LaSalle College, 1950; LL.B., Temple University Law School, 1953; Judicial College of Harvard Law, Graduate Division; National Judicial College, University of Nevada, 1974; Pennsylvania College of the State Judiciary seminars, 1974-1975, 1977; National College of Juvenile Court Judges, 1976; staff sergeant, Information and Education Director, United States Army (1943, North Africa: 1944-1946, Burma, India, and China); deputy president and council aide, Philadelphia City Council (1954); Sergeant-at-Arms, Philadelphia County Democratic Executive Committee; executive deputy secretary of revenue to Judge Gerald Gleason (1955-1957); special deputy attorney general to Justice Thomas McBride (1957); visiting lecturer, Temple University Law School (1957-1977); general counsel, register of wills office, Philadelphia County (1958-1963); chair, Veterans Commission of Philadelphia (1958-1964: commissioner, 1960-1964); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1965, 1967, 1971 and 1973 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1968); resigned from the House, January 7, 1974; Instructor, Pierce College (1968-1969); elected, judge, Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court, Philadelphia County (1974-2003); lecturer and panelist for Juvenile Law and Domestic Relations Law, family division, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia (1975-2008); Instructor, Temple University (1976-1980); Instructor, St. Joseph’s University Graduate Studies Program (1982-2008); visiting lecturer, Villanova School of Law (1982-2008); senior judge, Commonwealth Superior Court; senior judge, Commonwealth Court; died, January 20, 2008 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.