02/24/1893 - 05/03/1964

DOUGHERTY, James J., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 24, 1893; administrator, War Assets Committee; pugilist; superintendent of construction projects, W.P.A., United States Government; investigator, Office of Price Administration, United States Government; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1949 term; reelected to serve 7 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Whip (1961-1962); elected, Minority Whip (1963-1964); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1961-1964); died while in office, May 3,1964, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

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