Personal Life & Education:
Richard A. Tilghman (R), born in 1920, in Manchester, England; son of Benjamin Chew and Eliza Middleton Fox; Fountain Valley School; Princeton University (B.A.), politics, 1943; additional studies, Berlitz School of Languages; married Diana Disston; died February 23, 2017.
Major, U.S. Marine Corps, WWII, Silver Star for action in Iwo Jima; member, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Episcopal Church.
Pa. House of Representatives, 1967-68; elected to Pa. Senate 1968; chair, Appropriations committee (majority, 1981-92 & 1995-2005; minority, 1976-80 & 1993-94); vice-chair, Finance, 1989-92; member, Law & Justice, Rules & Executive Nominations, Urban Affairs & Housing Commission; resigned August 31, 2001.
Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-22; Volume 114, December, 1999.