Vincent J. Fumo (D), born in 1943, in Philadelphia, son of the late Vincent and Helen Rodgers; St. Joseph’s Prepatory School, 1960; Villanova University (B.S.), 1964; Temple University School of Law (J.D.), 1972; University of Pennsylvania Wharton School (M.B.A.), 1984; divorced, 3 children.
Attorney; banker; charter boat captain, United States Coast Guard; former chair, Private Practice Committee; Criminal Justice Secretary; founder, past president, Moore Street Civic Association; member, American, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia Bar Associations, Lawyers’ Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Justinian Society, American Civil Liberties Union, American Diabetes Association, U.S. Power Squadrons (advisory pilot), Knights of Columbus (4th degree), National Sheriff’s Association, Free and Accepted Masons (3rd degree), Order of Sons of Italy, American Mensa Society, National Italian-American Foundation; benefactor, National Rifle Association; president, Pa. Savings Bank; director, Independence Blue Cross, Historical Ship Preservation Guild; board member, Fort Mifflin, Historical Houses of Fairmont Park, Board of City Trusts, Public School Employees’ Retirement System, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority; vice-chair, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).
Elected to Pa. Senate in a special election April 3, 1978, reelected, 1980; Majority Caucus Secretary, 1979-80; minority chair, Appropriations Committee, 1985-2007; member, Finance, Game & Fisheries, Rules & Executive Nominations, Urban Affairs & Housing Commission; left office November 30, 2008.
Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-17; Volume 118, December, 2007.