Sessions Office Position District Party
1949-1950 Representative Democrat
1951-1952 Representative Democrat
1953-1954 Representative Democrat
1955-1956 Representative Democrat
1957-1958 Representative Democrat
1959 Representative Majority Whip Democrat
1960 Representative Majority Whip Democrat
1961 Representative Majority Whip Democrat
1962 Representative Majority Whip Democrat
1963 Representative Minority Whip Democrat
1964 Representative Minority Whip Democrat
Counties Philadelphia


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.

If you wish to contact your current State Representative, please visit the Find Your Legislator page; or visit the Members of the House page to view a list of all current Representatives.